Attorney Fees: Insurer

Pekus v. UEF [4/25/03] 2003 MTWCC 33, rev'd in part, 2012 MTWCC 42 The UEF is not an insurer under section 39-71-611 or 39-71-612, MCA (2001), and is not subject to an award of attorney fees.
MCCF v. Liberty NW/Rusco [5/23/03] 2002 MTWCC 28 Montana workers' compensation statutes provide for attorney fees awards to claimants only. There is no provision for an award to an insurer under any circumstances and the Court is prohibited from inserting such a provision under the guise of statutory interpretation. 1-2-101, MCA.