Cases Discussed: Dale v. Trade Street

Van Vleet v. Montana Assoc. of Counties Workers' Comp. Trust [2/19/04] 2004 MTWCC 8 Dale v. Trade Street, Inc. 258 Mont. 349, 854 P.2d 828 (1993), holds that intoxication is not a defense to a workers' compensation claim but also holds that to be compensable the injury must have occurred while the claimant was "attending to employment-related matters." Reversed in Van Vleet v. Montana Association of Counties Workers' Compensation Trust, 2004 MT 367 (No. 04-206)