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Curran v. N.D. Workforce Safety & Insurance

Docket No. 20090260
Oral Argument: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
Kari Curran, Claimant and Appellee
v.
North Dakota Workforce
Safety & Insurance, Appellant
and
Meritcare Health System, Respondent
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : WORKERS COMPENSATION
Appeal From
Case No. 08-C-02891
East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Douglas R. Herman
2010 ND 227791 N.W.2d 622
Oral Argument 12/22/2009

Highlight

A preexisting injury is not compensable unless the employment substantially accelerates its progression or substantially worsens its severity.
In a "battle of the experts," WSI, and following the enactment of N.D.C.C. 65-02-22.1, the administrative law judge, may choose to rely upon either party's expert witnesses but must adequately explain its reasoning for disregarding medical evidence favorable to the claimant.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
10/14/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) View
11/12/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF View
11/30/2009 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT SPEC. ASST. ATTY. GEN. Douglas W Gigler - 04984
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Daniel Earl Phillips - 05092

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 09/08/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 09/04/2009
2 09/30/2009 DISK-adm. hrg. transcripts dated 3/18/09 & 4/29/08
3 10/07/2009 Record on Appeal and Separates [Entry No. 6 - W.S.I. Certificate of Record (2 volumes)]
4 10/14/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) View
5 10/14/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB)
6 10/14/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed)
7 10/14/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA)
8 10/15/2009 Received $122.50 surcharge for ATB & ATA (Receipt #19038)
9 10/19/2009 Received 7 copies of ATB from CSD
10 10/19/2009 Received 6 copies of ATA from CSD
11 11/12/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF View
12 11/12/2009 APPELLEE APPENDIX
13 11/12/2009 DISK - AEB (E-mailed)
14 11/17/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
15 11/30/2009 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant View
16 11/30/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)
17 12/02/2009 Received 7 cc of RYB from Central Duplicating
18 12/22/2009 APPEARANCES: Douglas W. Gigler, Spec. Asst. Atty. Gen./Daniel E. Phillips
19 12/22/2009 ARGUED: Gigler/Phillips
20 12/22/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
21 12/02/2010 DISPOSITION
22 12/02/2010 SPLIT OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
23 12/02/2010 DISSENT : Maring, Mary Muehlen
24 12/02/2010 JOIN IN THE DISSENT : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
25 12/02/2010 Costs and disbursements to be taxed on this appeal under N.D.C.C. § 65-10-03.
26 12/02/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
27 12/27/2010 MANDATE
28 12/30/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
29 02/24/2011 Corrected/Substitute Opinion Page (correction at Paragraph 10 changing diskogram to discogram)