ARM 24.5.309 INTERVENTION

UEF v. American Int'l Group & Donald Revell [8/14/00] 2000 MTWCC 49 Injured employee who received benefits from Uninsured Employers' Fund allowed to intervene in action filed by UEF against employer even though his motion to intervene was filed more than 30 days after the petition and was thus not timely under ARM 24.5.309(2). Motion to intervene demonstrated good cause for both intervention and extension of time where employee's interest in intervention arose only after employer answered petition denying that claimant's injuries were covered by the WCA, leading to claimant's discovery he might be asked to repay benefits already received if employer's position prevailed.

UEF v. American Int'l Group & Donald Revell [8/14/00] 2000 MTWCC 49 Injured employee who received benefits from Uninsured Employers' Fund allowed to intervene in action filed by UEF against employer even though his motion to intervene was filed more than 30 days after the petition and was thus not timely under ARM 24.5.309(2). Motion to intervene demonstrated good cause for both intervention and extension of time where employee's interest in intervention arose only after employer answered petition denying that claimant's injuries were covered by the WCA, leading to claimant's discovery he might be asked to repay benefits already received if employer's position prevailed.