Judgments: Stipulated Judgments

Jones v. Albertsons [06/22/07] 2007 MTWCC 26 A stipulated settlement agreement which attempts to force a claimant to either waive her right to this settlement or waive her right to make a future, unknown claim will not be approved by this Court, and judgment will not be entered to that effect.

Householder v. Republic [8/6/01] 2001 MTWCC 41 Irrespective of the parties agreement and stipulation, the Court will not enter a judgment purporting to bind a non-party since the non-party has not been afforded basic due process. Even if the judgment is unenforceable, the judgment would be a chimera and the Court declines to create such a monster.

Householder v. Republic [8/6/01] 2001 MTWCC 41 The Court will not enter judgment on a stipulation that contains provisions which are contrary to law.
Patrick v. State Compensation Insurance Fund [5/19/00] 2000 MTWCC 20A. Where parties reach settlement after trial and decision by Workers’ Compensation Court, the Court upon request will vacate the existing judgment and re-enter judgment consistent with the parties’ agreement.