Rodenbiker v. Workforce Safety and Insurance
Doralee Rodenbiker, Claimant and Appellant
Workforce Safety and Insurance, Appellee
Stage Stop Liquors, Inc. Respondent
South Central Judicial District,
Judge Gail Hagerty
|Nature of Action:||Administrative Proceeding|
|Term:||09/2007  Argument: 09/06/2007 11:00am|
|ND cite:||2007 ND 169|
740 N.W.2d 831
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Appellant's Statement of the Issues:|
I. Can WSI terminate Temporary Total Disability Benefits and award Partial Disability Benefits when Rodenbiker cannot be returned to substantial gainful employment as defined in N.D.C.C. Section 65-05.1-01(3), nor does she a retained earnings capacity sufficient to meet N.D.C.C. Section 65-05.1-01(6)(a)(3)?
II. Partial Disability Benefits may not be awarded if the injury causes a decrease in earnings capacity which prevents an injured worker from returning to substantial gainful employment.
III. Rodenbiker does not have the capabilities to perform the jobs identified in WSI's Order.
Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether an injured worker is entitled to total disability benefits rather than partial disability benefits under N.D.C.C. 65-05-10(3), when no viable vocational rehabilitation plan under N.D.C.C. 65-05.1-01(4) can be identified, and the income test of N.D.C.C. 65-05.1-01(6) cannot be met.
2. Whether WSI reasonably could determine that Rodenbiker was capable of employment and had a retained earnings capacity of $163.00.
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|1||04/23/2007||NOTICE OF APPEAL: 04/20/2007|
|2||04/23/2007||ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Sandstrom, Dale V.|
|3||05/30/2007||APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed)|
|4||05/30/2007||E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)|
|6||05/31/2007||Received $25 surcharge for ATB (Receipt #17557)|
|7||06/01/2007||Received 7 copies of ATB from Central Duplicating|
|8||06/01/2007||RECORD ON APPEAL w/Separates (Entry Nos. 8, 9, & 10-WSI Cert. of Rec.)|
|9||06/12/2007||DISK - TRA dated 11/7/05 (administrative transcript)|
|11||06/27/2007||DISK - AEB|
|12||07/06/2007||ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Crothers, Daniel John|
|13||07/26/2007||SITTING WITH THE COURT: McCullough, Steven E.|
|14||08/01/2007||SITTING WITH THE COURT: Hodny, William F.|
|15||09/06/2007||APPEARANCES: Steven L. Latham; Jacqueline S. Anderson|
|16||09/06/2007||ARGUED: Latham; Anderson|
|17||09/05/2007||ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|18||10/29/2007||DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED|
|19||10/29/2007||UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen|
|20||10/29/2007||Costs on appeal taxed under N.D.C.C. 65-10-03|
|21||11/01/2007||Judgment Mailed to Parties|
|23||11/29/2007||RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE|