Carlson v. Workforce Safety & Insurance
Merwin Carlson, Appellant
Workforce Safety & Insurance
and GMR Transportation, Inc., Appellees
East Central Judicial District,
Judge John Charles Irby
|Nature of Action:||Workers Compensation|
|Term:||11/2011  Argument: 11/08/2011|
|ND cite:||2012 ND 203|
821 N.W.2d 760
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Appellant's Statement of the Issues:|
1. Whether the post-Carlson I administrative and District Court proceedings deprived Carlson of procedural and substantive due process?
2. Whether res judicata, law of the case and related legal concepts have cut off WSI's ability to reconsider CARLSON's workers compensation benefit entitlement established in Carlson I?
3. Whether the Administrative Law Judge properly applied the "common law" employment test if the entitlement question is subject to reconsideration after Carlson I?
4. Whether CARLSON is entitled to attorneys fees pursuant to N.D.C.C. 28-32-50?
5. Whether CARLSON's health insurer should be allowed to intervene to obtain direct reimbursement from WSI for medical expense payments?
Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
 Whether res judicata/law of the case precluded WSI from exercising its continuing jurisdiction under N.D.C.C. 65-05-04 after Carlson v. Workforce Safety and Insurance, 2009 ND 87.
 Whether there were procedural and/or substantive due process violations in connection with these proceedings.
 Whether the ALJ could reasonably determine that Carlson was an independent contractor.
 Whether the ALJ properly denied intervention from Blue Cross-Blue Shield of North Dakota.
 Whether Carlson is entitled to N.D.C.C. 28-32-50 attorney's fees.
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|1||06/03/2011 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 06/03/2011|
|2||06/03/2011 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning|
|3||06/14/2011 DISK - Trans of Adm. Hrg. dated 4-6-10|
|4||07/13/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF AND ADDENDUM|
|5||07/13/2011 APPELLANT APPENDIX|
|6||07/13/2011 DISK - ATB (CD)|
|7||07/21/2011 ELECTRONIC RECORD ON APPEAL (ENTRY NOS. 1-118).|
|8||08/08/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF|
|9||08/08/2011 E-FILED MOTION (MAE)|
|10||08/09/2011 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 09/15/2011|
|11||08/09/2011 Lt from Timothy Richard(GMR Transportation will not be filing a brief, nor appearing at O.A.)|
|12||08/11/2011 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO PARTICIPATE AS AMICI CURIAE|
|13||08/11/2011 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Granted: 09/15/2011|
|14||08/11/2011 AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF (American Trucking Associations & ND Motor Carriers Association)|
|15||08/11/2011 DISK - ACB (e-mail)|
|16||09/14/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)|
|17||09/14/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)|
|18||09/14/2011 APPELLEE APPENDIX (e-filed)|
|19||09/14/2011 E-FILED APPENDIX (AEA)|
|20||09/15/2011 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (Receipt #20662)|
|21||09/16/2011 Rec'd 7 copies of AEB from CSD|
|22||09/16/2011 Rec'd 6 copies of AEA from CSD|
|23||09/23/2011 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant|
|24||09/26/2011 DISK - ryb (CD ROM)|
|25||10/06/2011 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|26||10/24/2011 SITTING WITH THE COURT: Goodman, Ronald E.|
|27||10/26/2011 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (Dale Wetzel from Associated Press) approved|
|28||11/08/2011 APPEARANCES: Bruce A. Schoenwald; Jacqueline S. Anderson|
|29||11/08/2011 ARGUED: Bruce A. Schoenwald; Jacqueline S. Anderson|
|30||11/08/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|31||07/02/2012 AMENDED ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JULY 2, 2012(ENTRY NOS.1-2, 4-74, 76-118) #119 is Clerk's Cert|
|32||07/02/2012 ENTRY NOS. 3 & 75-Admin Rec sent via U.S. mail. Not rec'd were "Exhibits Not Admitted at Hearing"|
|33||07/02/2012 Administrative Agency Record #75 (Entry Nos. 484-565)|
|34||10/01/2012 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED|
|35||10/01/2012 SPLIT OPINION: Crothers, Daniel John|
|36||10/01/2012 Dissenting: VandeWalle, Gerald W.: DISSENT|
|37||10/01/2012 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of appellant|
|38||10/02/2012 Judgment Sent to Parties|
|39||10/08/2012 Corrected/Substitute Opinion Page|
|41||09/27/2013 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE|