Settlements: Ratification

Geery v. Travelers [2/13/03] 2003 MTWCC 8 Where claimant cashes a settlement check which he is fully aware is intended to fully and finally settle his claim for compensation benefits, he ratifies the settlement agreement executed by his attorney for payment of the monies as full and final settlement of the claim for compensation benefits.
Geery v. Travelers [10/15/02] 2002 MTWCC 46 Ratification of a settlement agreement entered into by a claimant's attorney without authorization of the claimant requires that claimant have known actual knowledge of the full facts concerning the settlement at the time of the alleged ratification.