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BART CRABTREE d/b/a LODESTAR BUILDERS vs. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY, UNINSURED EMPLOYERS’ FUND

Workers' Compensation Court of the State of Montana

Is there sufficient evidence to support Appellee’s imposition of a fee to Appellant?

IN THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT OF THE STATE OF MONTANA 2017 MTWCC 19
WCC No. 2017-3958.  BART CRABTREE d/b/a LODESTAR BUILDERS vs. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY, UNINSURED EMPLOYERS’ FUND.

ORDER AFFIRMING PENALTY UNDER § 39-71-504(1)(a), MCA

Summary: Employer Appellant appeals from a decision of agency Appellee ordering him to pay to the Uninsured Employers’ Fund a penalty under § 39-71-504(1)(a), MCA, in the amount of $28,259.82. Appellant argues the penalty is not supported by sufficient evidence in the record.

Held: There is sufficient evidence in the record to support Appellee’s imposition of a $28,259.82 penalty under § 39-71-504(1)(a), MCA. Appellee’s final agency order imposing the penalty is affirmed.

Judgment: The Judgment entered by the Department on January 23, 2017, ordering Appellant Crabtree to pay a penalty to the UEF of $28,259.82 is AFFIRMED.

READ FULL DOCUMENT AT ORIGNAL SOURCE: http://wcc.dli.mt.gov/c/Crabtree_2017MTWCC19.pdf