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Knapp v. Innovative Design Builders

CASE NO. 5496 CRB-7-09-9

COMPENSATION REVIEW BOARD

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

MAY 21, 2010

DANA L. KNAPP

CLAIMANT-APPELLANT

v.

INNOVATIVE DESIGN BUILDERS

EMPLOYER

NO RECORD OF INSURANCE

RESPONDENT-APPELLEE

and

SECOND INJURY FUND

RESPONDENT-APPELLEE

APPEARANCES:

The claimant was notified of the instant proceeding, but did not appear at oral argument. Counsel of record, Jack Senich, Esq., The Senich Law Firm, LLC, 390 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT 06762 appeared in support of his Motion to Withdraw as Counsel.

The respondent-employer was represented by Donald Mitchell, Esq., 103 South Main Street, P.O. Box 98, Newtown, CT 06470 who did not appear at oral argument.

The respondent Second Injury Fund was represented by Lisa Guttenberg-Weiss, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, 55 Elm Street, P.O. Box 120, Hartford, CT 06141-0120.

This Motion to Withdraw as Counsel, regarding the Petition for Review from the September 10, 2009 Finding & Dismissal of the Commissioner acting for the Seventh District, was heard January 29, 2010 before a Compensation Review Board panel consisting of the Commission Chairman John A. Mastropietro and Commissioners Jack R. Goldberg and Christine L. Engel.

RULING RE: MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL

JOHN A. MASTROPIETRO, CHAIRMAN. Counsel for the Claimant-Appellant has filed a Motion to Withdraw as Counsel in the above-captioned matter. The motion was heard before this tribunal on January 29, 2010. We note that both of the other parties in this matter have indicated that they have no objection to claimant’s counsel’s motion.

We therefore grant claimant’s counsel’s Motion to Withdraw as Counsel. Further by copy of this ruling, we inform the claimant that we have granted counsel’s motion and as the claimant-appellant is now without representation and appears pro se, we will provide the claimant with additional time to file documentation in support of this appeal.

Thus, the claimant’s time for filing a Motion to Correct and Reasons for Appeal are extended until 30 days from the date of this ruling.

Commissioners Jack R. Goldberg and Christine L. Engel concur.

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