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Industrial Contractors, Inc. v. Workforce Safety & Insurance, et al.

Docket No. 20080275
Oral Argument: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
Industrial Contractors, Inc., Respondent and Appellant
v.
Workforce Safety & Insurance Appellee
and
Francis Rogstad, Claimant and Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : WORKERS COMPENSATION
Appeal From
Case No. 08-C-1496
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Gail Hagerty
2009 ND 157772 N.W.2d 582
Oral Argument 4/15/2009

Highlight

Courts exercise limited review in appeals from administrative agency decisions under the Administrative Agencies Practice Act.
An administrative agency's construction of a statute in administering the law is entitled to deference when that interpretation does not contradict clear and unambiguous statutory language.
The word "or" is disjunctive in nature and ordinarily indicates an alternative between different things or actions, and terms or phrases separated by "or" have separate and independent significance.
Failure of participating employer to give written notice or to properly post notice as required under the relevant statute invalidates the employer's designated medical provider selection and allows the employee to make the initial selection of a medical provider.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/22/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF View
01/21/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (Rogstad) (e-filed) (PDF) View
01/30/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF-WSI (E-FILED)
02/13/2009 REPLY BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Leslie Bakken Oliver - 04901
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Steven L Latham - 03322
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Monte Lane Rogneby - 05029
APPELLEE SPEC. ASST. ATTY. GEN. Douglas W Gigler - 04984

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 10/30/2008 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 10/28/2008
2 11/28/2008 RECORD ON APPEAL & SEPARATE (ENTRY NO. 4 - WSI RECORD).
3 12/04/2008 DISK - administrative transcript dated February 29, 2008 (in pdf)
4 12/08/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (faxed)
5 12/08/2008 E-FILED MOTION (MAT) Faxed
6 12/08/2008 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MAT) - Granted : 12/18/2008
7 12/09/2008 DISK - Adm. Hearing transcript dated 8-14-07 (CD-ROM)
8 12/19/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (in letter form)
9 12/22/2008 ACTION BY CLERK - MAT - Granted : 12/22/2008
10 12/22/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11 12/22/2008 APPELLANT APPENDIX
12 12/29/2008 DISK - ATB
13 12/30/2008 Received corrected covers for ATB and ATA
14 01/21/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (Rogstad) (e-filed) (PDF) View
15 01/21/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB of Rogstad) (PDF)
16 01/21/2009 Received $25 surcharge for AEB of Rogstad (Receipt #18695)
17 01/22/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF - WSI
18 01/22/2009 E-FILED MOTION - MAE of WSI
19 01/22/2009 ACTION BY CLERK - MAE of WSI - Granted : 01/30/3009
20 01/23/2009 Copies of AEB of Francis Rogstad from Central Duplicating Services
21 01/23/2009 E-mailed letter from Leslie Oliver dated 1-23-09 RE: no objection to extension of time for WSI to
22 01/23/2009 file its AEB
23 01/30/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF-WSI (E-FILED)
24 01/30/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB-WSI)
25 02/02/2009 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for AEB-WSI (Receipt #18707).
26 02/04/2009 Received 7 copies of AEB-WSI from Central Duplicating
27 02/13/2009 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
28 02/13/2009 REPLY BRIEF View
29 02/17/2009 DISK - RYB
30 02/19/2009 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
31 02/25/2009 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Hodny, William F.
32 02/25/2009 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Olson, Everett Nels
33 03/23/2009 Due to flood projections in Cass County, the Court continued arguments to April
34 04/15/2009 APPEARANCES: Monte L. Rogneby and Leslie Bakken Oliver; Steven L. Latham and Douglas W. Gigler
35 04/15/2009 ARGUED: Rogneby; Latham and Gigler
36 04/15/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
37 09/04/2009 DISPOSITION
38 09/04/2009 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Maring, Mary Muehlen View
39 09/04/2009 Costs on appeal be taxed and allowed in the court below under N.D.C.C. § 65-10-03
40 09/04/2009 Judgment E-Mailed to Parties
41 09/29/2009 MANDATE
42 10/02/2009 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE