STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN SUPREME COURT

A06-952

 

 

Douglas Kurtz (deceased), by

Dawn Gillman,

 

                        Respondent,

 

vs.

 

Lakes Medi Van, Inc., and

State Fund Mutual Ins. Co.,

 

                        Relators,

 

and

 

American Family Mutual Insurance Group,

 

                                    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 April 25, 2006, be, and the same is, affirmed without opinion.  See Hoff v. Kempton, 317 N.W.2d 361, 366 (Minn. 1982) (explaining that, “summary affirmances 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).

            Employee is awarded $1,200 in attorney fees.

            Dated:  August 23, 2006

 

                                                                                    BY THE COURT:

 

 

 

    /s/                                                          

 

Alan C. Page

Associate Justice