Swenson v. Workforce Safety and Insurance Fund

20070049 Timothy R. Swenson, Claimant and Appellant
v.
Workforce Safety &
Insurance Fund, Appellee
and
Nabors Drilling, USA, Inc., Respondent

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Thomas J. Schneider
Nature of Action: Workers Compensation
Counsel:
Appellant: Dietz & Little Lawyers
Appellee: Leo F J Wilking , Spec. Asst. Atty. Gen.
Appellee: Jacqueline Sue Anderson , Spec. Asst. Atty. Gen.
Term: 05/2007   Argument: 05/10/2007  1:00pm
ND cite: 2007 ND 149
NW cite: 738 N.W.2d 892

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Has Timothy Swenson established by a preponderance of evidence that his cervical and thoracic spine conditions are substantially related to 19 years of heavy oil field labor?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Standard of Review
II. WSI weighed the conflicting medical opinions or Dr. Killen and Dr. Simoet and adequately explained its reasons for rejecting the opinion of Dr. Killen.
III. Dr. Killen's supplemental letter, submitted after her review of the administrative law judge's recommend decision, is mere reargument of prior testimony.

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Docket entries:
102/14/2007 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 02/13/2007
202/14/2007 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Crothers, Daniel John
302/20/2007 DISK - transcript of administrative hearing dated February 28, 2006
403/13/2007 ROA, w/Separates [Entry Nos. 4-Cert. of Rec.(Entry Nos. 1-726) & 5-Amended Cert of Rec]
503/23/2007 APPELLANT BRIEF
603/23/2007 APPELLANT APPENDIX
703/23/2007 DISK - atb
804/04/2007 APPELLEE BRIEF
904/04/2007 APPELLEE APPENDIX
1004/05/2007 DISK - aeb
1104/18/2007 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Foughty, Donovan John
1205/10/2007 APPEARANCES: Stephen D. Little; Leo F.J. Wilking
1305/10/2007 ARGUED: Little; Wilking
1405/10/2007 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
1507/05/2007 letter dated 7/3/07 from Jacqueline Anderson stating she is replacing Leo Wilking in this matter.
1609/05/2007 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
1709/05/2007 SPLIT OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
1809/05/2007 (DISSENT): Sandstrom, Dale V.: DISSENT
1909/05/2007 Costs on appeal taxed under N.D.C.C.  65-10-03.
2009/10/2007 Judgment Mailed to Parties
2109/27/2007 MANDATE
2210/01/2007 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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