24.5.314 ADJUDICATION OF INTERIM BENEFIT CLAIMS UNDER 39-71-610, MCA (1) Appeals of determinations by the department of labor and industry regarding interim benefits under 39-71-610, MCA, may be presented to the court in letter form. Such appeals shall be initially addressed informally by the court through telephone conference involving all parties.

(2) If any party objects to informal resolution of a dispute under 39-71-610, MCA, a formal evidentiary hearing shall be held on an expedited basis. Such hearing may be conducted through teleconference if all parties agree. If requested by any party, an in-person hearing will be promptly held in Helena or, at the court's discretion, in some other venue at a date and time set by the court. (History: Sec. 2-4-201, 39-71-601, 39-71-2901, 39-71-2903, 39-71-2905, MCA; IMP, Sec. 2-4-201, 39-71-2901 MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 1513, Eff. 6/16/00.)

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