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Worker Wasn't Entitled to Retroactive Approval of Settlement

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 179 | 0 | 9 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to retroactive approval of the settlement she had negotiated for her third-party tort claim without the approval or consent of her employer’s comp carrier. Case: Matter of Carlone v. Utica Mutual Assurance Co., No. 2016-08254, 02/21/2018, published. Facts and procedural history: Linda Carlone filed a workers’ compensation claim after she was involved in a car accident that allegedly resulted in injuries. Her employer initially contested her claim, but Carlone eventually secured a determination that her injuries had o...

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