STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN SUPREME COURT

A06-1358

 

 

Thomas Skelley,

 

                        Respondent,

 

vs.

 

Lucent Technologies, and

Reliance National Insurance

Company/Heritage Claim Service,

 

                                    Relators.

 

 

            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 June 27, 2006, be, and the same is, affirmed without opinion.  See Hoff v. Kempton,317 N.W.2d 361, 366 (Minn. 1982) (explaining that, “[s]ummary 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:  October 25, 2006

                                                                                    BY THE COURT:

 

 

    /s/                                                          

 

Russell A. Anderson

Chief Justice