American Home Assurance Co. v. De Los Santos

2012 WL 131410 (2012)

From our private database of 45,900+ case briefs, written and edited by humans—never with AI.

American Home Assurance Co. v. De Los Santos

Texas Court of Appeals
2012 WL 131410 (2012)

Facts

Juan De Los Santos was an employee of Ram Production Services (Ram). Juan was given a company truck to perform his work duties, which included daily traveling to jobsites within the Buck Hamilton Ranch (the ranch). Juan’s work began at 6:00 a.m. On June 29, 2005, at 5:50 a.m., Juan De Los Santos was fatally injured in a car accident while driving from home to work at the ranch. At the time of the accident, Juan was traveling to the ranch to meet a work-related acquittance, Rogelio Clarke, to perform work on a well. While speaking with Clarke, Juan agreed to bring a barrel to the well to catch petroleum. Ram did not schedule this meeting. Noela De Los Santos (plaintiff), Juan’s widow, filed a claim for workers’-compensation benefits on behalf of herself and their child. The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, denied her benefits, finding that Juan’s fatal injury did not occur in the course of his employment. Noela filed a petition for review with the trial court. Insurance carrier American Home Assurance Company (American Home) (defendant) and Noela both filed motions for summary judgment on the issue of whether Juan was injured in the course and scope of his employment. The trial court granted Noela’s motion for summary judgment and issued a final judgment in her favor. American Home appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Angelini, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 735,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 735,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 45,900 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 735,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 45,900 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership