Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Court Reviews a Motion to Set Aside a Judgment Approving a Settlement in a Workers’ Compensation Case

PATRICIA HENDERSON v. SAIA, INC. ET AL. (Tenn. Ct. App. August 24, 2010)

This workers' compensation appeal was initially referred to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel for a hearing and a report of findings of fact and conclusions of law in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated section 50-6-225(e)(3). After oral argument was conducted before the Panel, but before the Panel filed its opinion, the case was transferred to the full Court in order to consider a request under Tennessee Rule of Civil Procedure 60.02 to set aside a judgment approving a settlement. The trial court found no basis for setting aside the settlement under Rule 60.02. Neither do we. The judgment of the trial court upholding the parties' settlement is affirmed.

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