STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN SUPREME COURT

A06-1980

 

 

Charles Ball, by Diana Mancino,

                                                           

                                                Respondent,

                                                                       

vs.

 

Pear One, Inc./Craig Rebers, and                

Uninsured,                                                     

                                                                                                                                                 

                                    Relator,         

 

and

 

Special Compensation Fund.

 

 

 

            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 September 18, 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).  We further conclude that relator has not overcome the presumption that Minn. Stat. § 176.183 (2004) is constitutional. 

            Respondent is awarded $1,200 in attorney fees.

            Dated:  January 24, 2007

                                                                                    BY THE COURT:

 

 

    /s/                                                          

 

Lorie S. Gildea

Associate Justice