Attorneys: Authority

Geery v. Travelers [2/13/03] 2003 MTWCC 8 Where a claimant is apprized by his attorney of a proposed settlement agreement, accepts the terms of the agreement, and approves the agreement, his attorney has authority to execute the documents necessary to effect the agreement.
Geery v. Travelers [10/15/02] 2002 MTWCC 46 Lacking specific authorization by the client, an attorney has no authority to enter into a compromise settlement on his client's behalf.