Benefits: Permanent Total Benefits: Odd Lot Employee

Larson v. Cigna Ins. Co., 276 Mont. 283, 915 P.2d 108 (1996) (Larson II) An “odd-lot” employee is an individual who has suffered total disability to the extent of being unemployable in the labor market. As an odd-lot employee, a claimant is excused from introducing affirmative evidence in satisfaction of the test stated in Metzger v. Chemetron Corp., 687 P.2d 1033 (1984), thus shifting the burden to the employer to show suitable employment.