Federal Judge Declines To Strike ACA Benefits Defense In Auto-Accident Case

(February 22, 2016, 2:51 PM EST) -- AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge in Texas on Feb. 18 declined to strike a defense claiming that a personal injury plaintiff failed to secure available Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance (Daniel Sprester v. Bartholow Rental Co. and Lawrence Sowards, No. 14-955, W.D. Texas; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19498).

(Opinion available. Document #93-160224-013Z.)

Daniel Sprester was driving his pickup truck when he was struck by a truck and trailer driven by Bartholow Rental Co.’s Lawrence Sowards.

Sprester sued Bartholow and Sowards in the...
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