Schneider Nat'l Carriers, Inc. v. Nat'l Employee Care Sys., Inc., 05-3184
Summary judgment for workers' compensation carrier in a suit over the carrier's lien rights in a settlement agreement is affirmed where: 1) intervention is not a necessary prerequisite to the operation of statutory lien rights; 2) settling parties' noncompliance with insurer consent requirements does not extinguish the insurer's statutory lien rights; and 3) defendant agreed to assume all responsibility for satisfying plaintiff's lien rights.
- Argued 02/06/2006
- Decided 11/27/2006
- Published 11/27/2006
- SYKES, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, ROVNER and SYKES, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Michael J. Cork (argued), Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellant., Carmelo Menist, Redkey, IN, pro se.
- For Appellees:
- Robert D. Emmerson (argued), Stewart & Irwin, Indianapolis, IN, for Defendants-Appellees.