• Connecticut Appellate Court
  • Connecticut Appellate Court
  • AC 33566
  • Oct 23 2012 (Date Decided)
  • Bear, J.
The Appellate Court's 2000 decision in Schiano v. Bliss Exterminating Company, stands for the proposition that under C.G.S. §31-278, §31-293 and §31-352, the commissioner is entitled to know an employee's portion of a settlement with a third party to determine what part could be allocated to a moratorium of workers' compensation benefits by the employer; however, nothing in Schiano suggests that the commissioner has the authority to approve the reasonableness of an employee's settlement with a third party tortfeasor or interfere with the amount recovered by a consortium claimant.

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