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Rinaldi v. Tilcon Connecticut, Incorporated, 4981 CRB-3-05-7 (August 30, 2006).
Claimant was nonsuited for failing to appear at a formal hearing. Trial Commissioner entered order permitting claim to be reinstated pursuant to Connecticut Practice Book. Pro se claimant filed appeal to CRB rather than motion to open default. CRB held filing appeal stayed dismissal, analogous to motion to open staying appeal period in Prioli v. State/Connecticut State Library/Arts Commission, 3955 CRB-6-98-12 (January 13, 2000). Respondents could not demonstrate prejudice from reopening nonsuit. Claimant presented credible explanation regarding family illnesses for not receiving hearing notice. CRB upheld appeal and remanded to district for further proceedings.
Rindos v. J.F. Barrett & Sons, 3188 CRB-3-95-8 (February 27, 1997).
The trial commissioner dismissed claimant’s request for benefits due to her failure to appear at a scheduled formal hearing and prosecute her claim. Claimant alleged that she notified her attorney that she could not attend the hearing because she had to report to work the day of the scheduled hearing, claimant’s counsel notified opposing counsel the day before the scheduled hearing and claimant’s counsel requested a continuance at the start of the formal hearing. CRB held it was within the trial commissioner’s discretion to deny the claimant’s request for a continuance.