ST. PAUL, MN/USA - MAY 7, 2017: The Hartford Insurance Company Sign and Logo. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. is a United States-based investment and insurance company.  Credit: Ken Wolter/Adobe Stock According to Texas’ Civil Practice and Remedies Code, “a reasonable fee for recovery of the insurance carrier’s interest may not exceed one-third of the insurance carrier’s recovery,” (Credit: Ken Wolter/Adobe Stock)

The Dallas Court of Appeals ruled that an attorney-fee award of almost 59% of a personal injury settlement far exceeded a statute limiting a lawyer’s share to 30%.

The appellant, Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co., brought suit in Dallas County 68th District Court, Judge Martin Hoffman presiding, to recover a third-party settlement to reimburse The Hartford for a workers’ compensation payment to Janery Francois for a work-related injury sustained in 2015.

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