A gavel sits on a desk. In the opinion Justice Kevin Jewell delivered Thursday, he noted that consequential damages are those that result naturally, but not necessarily, from the defendant’s breach. (Credit: Aerial Mike/Adobe Stock)

A Houston appeals court remanded a case for reconsideration of damages involving a dispute over insurance coverage that arose from a workplace death.

A key issue raised had to do with refereeing claims over whether damages were consequential or direct—something the Fourteenth District Court of Appeals recognized in its opinion is not well defined in Texas caselaw.

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