Haugenoe v. Workforce Safety and Insurance

20070099 Robert N. Haugenoe, Claimant and Appellant
v.
Workforce Safety and
Insurance, Appellee
and
Earl's Electric, Respondent

Appeal from: District Court, Northwest Judicial District, Williams County
Judge David W. Nelson
Nature of Action: Workers Compensation
Counsel:
Appellant: Paul A. Sortland
Appellee: Jacqueline Sue Anderson , Spec. Asst. Atty. Gen.
Term: 09/2007   Argument: 09/06/2007  1:30pm
ND cite: 2008 ND 78
NW cite: 748 N.W.2d 378

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) has a subrogation interest in a subsequent legal malpractice action.
II. Whether WSI waived any subrogation interest it claims by failing to participate in the legal malpractice action.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1.Does N.D.C.C.  65-01-09 apply to a legal malpractice claim arising out of handling of a medical malpractice claim associated with a work-related injury pursuant to which Workforce Safety and Insurance ("WSI") undisputedly paid benefits?
2.Did WSI waive its subrogation interest under N.D.C.C.  65-01-09?

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Docket entries:
104/04/2007 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 04/02/2007
204/04/2007 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Crothers, Daniel John
304/27/2007 RECORD ON APPEAL w/Separate (Entry No. 5-WSI Cert. of Record, Entry Nos. 1-452).
405/11/2007 APPELLANT BRIEF
505/11/2007 APPELLANT APPENDIX
605/14/2007 DISK-ATB (Electronic)
706/11/2007 APPELLEE BRIEF
806/12/2007 DISK-AEB
907/26/2007 SITTING WITH THE COURT: McCullough, Steven E.
1009/06/2007 APPEARANCES: Paul A. Sortland; Jacqueline S. Anderson
1109/06/2007 ARGUED: Sortland; Anderson
1209/06/2007 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
1304/22/2008 DISPOSITION: REVERSED
1404/22/2008 SPLIT OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
1504/22/2008 (CONCURRING): McCullough, Steven E.: CONCUR
1604/22/2008 (DISSENTING): Sandstrom, Dale V.: DISSENT
1704/22/2008 Costs on appeal to be taxed under N.D.C.C.  65-10-03
1804/23/2008 Judgment e-mailed to Parties
1905/01/2008 Ltr from Sortland re dissent.
2005/07/2008 MOTION FOR substitute paragraph 52, page 23 of the opinion (sua sponte)
2105/07/2008 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Substitute para 52, page 23). Granted
2205/07/2008 Substitute Opinion Page 23 (correction to para 52)
2305/14/2008 MANDATE
2405/16/2008 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
2507/03/2008 Corrected Opinion Page 23 (correction to paragraph 53)

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