The Compensation Review Board is anticipating that it will be conducting oral argument in person for the September 25, 2020 session for oral argument. Please note that is the board's intention at this juncture and may be subject to change. In the event we are able to conduct oral argument in person please note the following.
1. If you do not wish to appear in person please advise as soon as possible and the board will attempt to accommodate your request to conduct the hearing remotely.
2. Due to the logistics required in order to assure the safety of all present, we are modifying the oral argument procedure. Cases will be heard at an assigned time. This will help assure social distancing for those appearing. The September 25, 2020 hearing times will be as follows:
Charles Baldino v. Rondo of America Inc
Case No. 6365-CRB-05-19-12 (Senich)
Lisa Blakey v. US Laboratories
Case No. 6384-CRB-05-20-03 (Colangelo)
Noon - 12:00 pm
Janusz Szykszka v. Rose City Taxi, LLC
Case No. 6371-CRB-03-20-01 (Driscoll)
3. At the designated time for your hearing, please enter the building and wait in the Main lobby on the first floor. You must wear a mask/face covering. When the board is ready to begin your oral argument a staff member will advise you and you will then proceed to the fourth floor. Social distancing should be maintained at all times.
4. As always, parties may choose to waive oral argument and proceed on the basis of the papers submitted in the prosecution or defense of the scheduled appeal. It will be up to each party to individually decide if this is how they wish to proceed. Stated another way, if one side wishes to waive oral argument, the other side may choose to participate in oral argument. Thus, the legal argument of the party waiving oral argument will be considered on the basis of the papers submitted, and the oral argument of the other party will go forward as stated below.
5. If any of the parties do not wish to appear in person for oral argument, please advise as soon as possible so that arrangements for conducting the hearing remotely can be made. The ultimate decision as to whether a hearing will proceed in person or be conducted remotely will be made by the Chairman.
6. In the event that circumstances require that oral argument be conducted remotely, the board will be utilizing procedures similar to those used for district office hearings. In order to facilitate the process please email to Jackie Sellars at the Compensation Review Board the telephone number at which you may be reached for the telephone conference. Her email address is Jackie.Sellars@ct.gov. Any questions related to a hearing scheduled to be heard in a District Office should be directed to the District Office.
7. In the event the hearing is to be conducted remotely, we envision that the participating parties should anticipate a conference call at the time the hearing is scheduled (see above).
We know that these are challenging times for all of us. We also know that our ability to accommodate your needs will be dependent on both our levels of staffing and consequently, may be subject to change. We appreciate your patience and understanding.