Settlement Cases: Miscellaneous (Court of Appeals)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Court of Appeals)

Settlement: Miscellaneous

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Fast v. Basol Maintenance Serv., Inc. (12/28/06)

In a case involving state fund claims, where employer and claimant agreed to settle only some of the claimant workers’ compensation claims, but the BWC did not agree to limit the settlement to only those claims, settlement agreed to by employer and claimant could not be enforced.

Vote: 2-1
Opinion by: Judge Rogers
Appellate District: 3

Hinds v. Muskingum County, 2017-Ohio-8212 (10/13/17)

Trial court cannot enforce settlement agreement which was not agreed to by all the parties.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Hoffman
Appellate District: 5

Natal v. U.S. Cotton, L.L.C. (8/3/17)

Trial court lacked jurisdiction to enforce settlement agreement because dismissal entry did not include the terms of the settlement agreement and did not indicate that the trial court retained jurisdiction to enforce the settlement agreement.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by: Judge McCormack
Appellate District: 8

Smith v. Kaleal (12/7/07)

When BWC and injured worker settle court appeal, employer who was served but chose not to participate in case is not entitled to relief from judgment in order to vacate settlement agreement.

Vote: 2-0, 1 concurs in judgment only
Opinion by: Judge Trapp
Appellate District: 11