STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN SUPREME COURT

A07-1212

 

 

Mark D. Schmitt,

 

                                    Respondent,

 

vs.

 

Innovative Lawn Systems, Inc.,

 

                                    Respondent,

 

and

 

American Interstate Insurance Co.,

 

                                    Respondent,

 

and

 

West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.,

 

                                    Relator,

 

and

 

MN. Dept. of Labor & Industry,

Voc. Rehab. Unit, MN. Dept. of

Human Services, St. Paul Radiology,

Regions Hospital,

 

                                    Intervenors,

 

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 May 24, 2007, 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). 

            Dated:  September 26, 2007

 

                                                                                    BY THE COURT:

 

 

 

    /s/                                                          

 

Helen M. Meyer

Associate Justice