(a) The party who requested judicial review under Chapter 410, Subchapter F or G shall file a copy of any proposed judgment or settlement with the executive director of the Commission by filing it with the General Counsel of the Commission not later than the 30th day before the date on which the court is scheduled to enter the judgment or approve the settlement. A proposed judgment or settlement must be sent by certified mail return receipt requested.
(b) The insurance carrier or its representative shall file with the General Counsel of the Commission a copy of a final judgment or settlement not later than the 10th day after a court approves the agreement or settlement.
(c) For suits seeking judicial review filed under Chapter 410, Subchapter F (regarding Judicial Review General Provisions) or Subchapter G (regarding Judicial Review of Issues Regarding Compensability or Income or Death Benefits), on or after September 1, 1997, a judgment or settlement which is not filed with the commission in compliance with subsections (a) and (b) of this section is void.
(d) A party who violates this section may be subject to an administrative penalty, including a penalty of up to $1,000 pursuant to the Texas Labor Code, § 415.0035 or up to $10,000 pursuant to the Texas Labor Code, § 415.021 for repeated violations.
The provisions of this § 147.11 adopted to be effective February 2, 1996, 21 TexReg 514; amended to be effective December 2, 1997, 22 TexReg 11714.