No. 21-20168.

60 F.4th 899 (2023)

ACS PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS SOUTHWEST, P.A.; Hill County Emergency Medical Associates, P.A.; Longhorn Emergency Medical Associates, P.A.; Central Texas Emergency Associates, P.A.; Emergency Associates of Central Texas, P.A.; Emergency Services of Texas, P.A., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. UNITEDHEALTHCARE INSURANCE COMPANY; UnitedHealthcare of Texas, Incorporated, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

FILED February 16, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Nina Cortell , Alicia Pitts , Haynes & Boone, L.L.P., Dallas, TX, Christopher Knight , Haynes & Boone, L.L.P., Fort Worth, TX, Mark R. Trachtenberg , Haynes & Boone, L.L.P., Houston, TX, Jane Langdell Robinson , John M. Zavitsanos, Esq. , Ahmad Zavitsanos & Mensing, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX, Justin C. Fineberg, Esq. , Lash & Goldberg, L.L.P., Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jonathan E. Siegelaub , Lash & Goldberg, L.L.P., Weston, FL, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

Andrew George Jubinsky , Donald Colleluori, Esq. , Figari & Davenport, L.L.P., Dallas, TX, Cameron Jean , Crawford, Wishnew & Lang, P.L.L.C., Dallas, TX, for Defendants-Appellants.

Before King, Graves, and Ho, Circuit Judges.

We previously certified a question to the Texas Supreme Court asking whether the Texas Insurance Code's Emergency Care Statutes authorize a private cause of action. After receiving a response in the negative, we REVERSE the judgment below.


In Texas, hospital employees may not deny individuals emergency care...

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