|Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman
Stephen T. Gheen
|Bernadine S. Ballance,
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Renée C. Riggsbee, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner
TO: Workers Compensation Trial Bar
FROM: Stephen T. Gheen, Chief Deputy Commissioner
DATE: November 15, 2001
RE: January 2002 Cases For Docketing
We are posting on the Commission Web Page (http://www.comp.state.nc.us/),
for the first time on an experimental basis, the master
list of cases identified for scheduling during January, 2002. Posting of the master list affords trial counsel and
unrepresented parties an advance opportunity to see cases of interest that may
be scheduled for hearing during January, 2002.
The cases identified for hearing are arranged by Region (Column 1).
The Regions are: Region 1
– East; Region 2 – Middle; and Region 3 – West.
The cases listed are then subgrouped by County (Column 2), and then by IC
File Number (Column 3). You may
search for a case by IC File Number by pressing the control and “F” keys on
your computer. This will activate a
“find” program. Simply type the
IC File Number in the box and it will search for that number.
You may also search by any other criteria in any column even though a
visual search would appear to be more efficient except when looking for a
particular IC File Number.
The master list of Cases For Docketing provides counsel and parties approximately two to three weeks advance notice of cases being docketed compared to the anticipated date of receiving a published calendar. The list is not final as additions and deletions can be made to the master list at any time prior to a particular hearing docket being published. In addition, the list does not include a number of non-prisoner State Tort Claims that are being specially set.
If counsel or an unrepresented party believes that a case listed should
not be set for hearing in January, 2002 for any reason other than the case
should remain at the mediation stage, communication should be directed to the
undersigned immediately with proof that a copy of any communication has been
directed to any opposing party. If
a case needs to be removed because it should remain at the mediation stage, the
communication should be directed to John Schafer, Mediation Coordinator.
Parties who anticipate a mediation of their case after January, 2002
are particularly encouraged to notify the Commission that their case remains in
mediation. Parties that
are represented by counsel should have their counsel communicate with the
Commission. The opportunity to
comment on the status of particular cases should be made by no later than
Tuesday, November 20, 2002. Communication
should be by facsimile transmission or email to the undersigned at the number
and address listed above.
Your input is also solicited as to whether or not regular posting of the
master list on a monthly basis would be a useful tool to counsel and
unrepresented parties. Please direct your comments to the email address listed on
this stationary. The extent of
interest in and comments as to the usefulness of this posting will be strongly
considered in whether or not the monthly service will become routine.
Go to Master List of Cases for Docketing, January 2002, by Deputy Commissioner Section
Go to Master List of Cases for Docketing, February 2002, by Deputy Commissioner Section
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