Jurisdiction: Common Fund

Schmill v. Liberty Northwest Ins. Corp. [07/29/08] 2008 MTWCC 38 Where the Montana Supreme Court has already found a global common fund, the Workers’ Compensation Court is not empowered to dismiss responding insurers from this litigation, but must require their payment of benefits and fees pursuant to the decision.

Schmill v. Liberty Northwest Ins. Co. and State Fund [6/4/04] 2004 MTWCC 47 The Workers' Compensation Court has jurisdiction to enforce common fund attorney fee liens.