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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Worker's Challenge to Settlement Agreements

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, March 27, 2015 | 1

The United States Supreme Court will not be reviewing a self-represented worker's claim that she should be allowed to back out of her settlement agreements with her employer. Lucia Mata had entered into five stipulations with the Hershey Chocolate and Confectionary Co. in connection with her orthopedic and psychiatric claims. She later sought to have the agreements set aside, but an administrative law judge found Mata failed to establish good cause for this. The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board upheld the ALJ's ruling last April. Mata then unsuccessfully sought review b...

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