Doran Roberts v. Marion Masonry Materials of Ocala, LLC and FCCI Insurance Group

In Doran Roberts v. Marion Masonry Materials of Ocala, LLC and FCCI Insurance Group although counsel for claimant advise he had attempted to notify claimant of the hearing on the E/C motion to enforce, claimant did not appear for the same. The E/C presented their evidence in favor of the alleged $15,000 inclusive settlement and the authority of counsel to enter the agreement. Counsel had had claimant sign a “settlement authorization form” which confirmed the parameters of counsel’s authority to settle on claimant’s behalf. Since the net proceeds to claimant fell within those parameters, the JCC concluded a valid and binding settlement had been reached. E/C motion GRANTED.

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