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Susan Musta v. Mendota Heights Dental center, et. al.

October 14, 2021  |   By Kelly B. Nyquist  

Susan Musta v. Mendota Heights Dental center, et. al. A20-1551 (Minn. Oct. 13, 2021) The employee suffered a neck injury while working for her employer. After multiple rounds of medical intervention were unsuccessful, her doctor certified her for participation in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program. The employee sought reimbursement for the cost of medical cannabis from the employer and insurer....

Daniel Bierbach v. Dilgger’s Polaris, et. al.

October 14, 2021  |   By Kelly B. Nyquist  

Daniel Bierbach v. Dilgger’s Polaris, et. al., A20-1525 (Minn. Supreme Court, October 13, 2021) The employee suffered a work related ankle injury and was diagnosed with intractable pain. He enrolled in Minnesota’s medical cannabis research program. He subsequently filed a Claim petition seeking reimbursement from his former employer for the cost of medical cannabis. The employee’s doctor found...

Barbara Bank v. Minn. Dep’t of Human Services

March 02, 2021  |   By Kelly B. Nyquist  

Barbara Bank v. Minn. Dep’t of Human Services, A20-1466 (Minn. January 13, 2021) This appeal centers on the procedure of appealing a case from the WCCA to the Supreme Court. Relators filed a petition for writ of certiorari on November 18, 2020. The Clerk of the Appellate Courts then issued the writ of certiorari to relators on November 20, 2020. In addition, the Clerk of the Appellate Courts sent...

Williams v. ISD 2396

February 17, 2016  |   By Kelly B. Nyquist  

Williams v. ISD 2396, No. WC15-5820 (February 16, 2016) The employer and insurer appealed the compensation judge’s conclusion that the employee’s injury arose out of her employment. The employee was a custodian at the school district. Part of her duties on the day of the injury involved setting up the gym for a basketball game, which included a number of tasks. The employee testified she and her...

David v. The Heavy Equip. Co.

February 17, 2016  |   By Kelly B. Nyquist  

David v. The Heavy Equip. Co., No. WC15-5802 (February 17, 2016) The employer and insurer appealed from the compensation judge’s dismissal of its petition for recovery of erroneously paid medical benefits which sought reimbursement for medical expense payments made to various healthcare providers as a result of an injury that was previously adjudicated as not compensable. The employee in this case...