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Shotbolt v. N.D. Workforce Safety and Insurance

Docket No. 20090120
Oral Argument: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
Richard J. Shotbolt, Claimant and Appellant
v.
North Dakota Workforce Safety and
Insurance, Appellee
and
Industrial Contractors, Inc., Respondent
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : WORKERS COMPENSATION
Appeal From
Case No. 08-C-1171
South Central Judicial District, Mercer County
Gail Hagerty
2010 ND 13777 N.W.2d 853
Oral Argument 9/8/2009

Highlight

The clear intent of N.D.C.C. ch. 65-05.1 is to rehabilitate an injured worker so the worker may return to substantial gainful employment, meaning actual rehabilitation with a realistic opportunity to return to work.
A rehabilitation plan is appropriate when it meets the requirements of N.D.C.C. ch. 65-05.1 and gives the claimant a reasonable opportunity to obtain employment.
WSI must take a claimant's preexisting functional limitations into account when determining whether certain employment options present an opportunity for substantial gainful employment.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
05/20/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF View
06/18/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (E-FILED) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Stephen D Little - 03323
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 04/14/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 04/13/2009
2 04/14/2009 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
3 05/13/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL (Not rec'd entry no. 15)
4 05/20/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF View
5 05/20/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX
6 05/20/2009 DISK - ATB
7 06/18/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF (E-FILED) View
8 06/18/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
9 06/19/2009 Received $25 surcharge for e-filed AEB (Receipt #18892)
10 06/24/2009 Received 7 copies of AEB from CSD
11 07/23/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT MAILED
12 07/29/2009 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Marquart, Steven L.
13 09/08/2009 APPEARANCES: Stephen D. Little/Douglas W. Gigler
14 09/08/2009 ARGUED: Little/Gigler
15 09/08/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
16 01/15/2010 DISPOSITION
17 01/15/2010 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Maring, Mary Muehlen View
18 01/15/2010 Costs taxed on this appeal under N.D.C.C. § 65-10-03., and allowed in the court below.
19 01/19/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
20 02/09/2010 MANDATE
21 02/11/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE