STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN SUPREME COURT

A05-453

 

 

Charles H. Schulenburg,

 

            Respondent,

 

vs.

 

Corn Plus and Self-Insured/

ASU Risk Management Services,

 

                                    Relators,

 

and

 

Fortis Benefits Insurance Co.,

 

            Intervenor.

 

 

            Considered and decided by the court en banc.

 

 

O R D E R

 

 

            Based upon all the files, records and proceedings herein,

            IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the decision of the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals filed February 8, 2005, be, and the same is, affirmed without opinion.  See Hoff v. Kempton, 317 N.W.2d 361, 366 (Minn. 1982) (summary dispositions have no precedential value because they do not commit the court to any particular point of view, doing no more than establishing the law of the case).  We conclude that the treatment parameters provided in Minn. R. 5221.6020, subp. 2, do not apply to treatment provided while the employer is contesting liability, including all appeals.  But our affirmance of the compensation judge’s order that the employer pay for IDET procedures is limited to such procedures provided prior to the date of this order.  Our order does not preclude the employer from objecting to IDET procedures provided after the date of this order.

            Employee is awarded $1,200 in attorney fees.

            Dated:  May 25, 2005

 

 

 

                                                                                    BY THE COURT:

           

 

                                                                                        /s/                                                                                                                                       

Sam Hanson

Associate Justice