Witnesses: Disclosure Requirements

Partin v. State Fund [3/14/97] 1997 MTWCC 11 DOL hearing officer did not err in refusing to allow claimant to present at a date following the date set for hearing the telephonic testimony of a witness not listed by claimant, even though the witness had been listed by the respondent-insurer. If claimant had been permitted to introduce the testimony, it would have been necessary to allow respondent to produce rebuttal testimony, extending and delaying the hearing.
Kuntz v. Travelers Insurance Co, et al. [1/26/96] 1996 MTWCC 9 Expert witness disclosure was inadequate where it does not set forth the opinions of vocational expert or the factual basis for those opinions.