Jurisdiction: Coverage Disputes

Spurlock v. State Fund [7/15/03] 2003 MTWCC 49 The Workers' Compensation Court has original jurisdiction to adjudicate coverage issues where a lack of coverage is raised as a defense to a claimant's petition for workers' compensation benefits. Auto Parts of Bozeman v. Uninsured Employers' Fund, 2001 MT 72, 305 Mont. 40, 23 P.3rd 193 is inapposite.