In the Miami workers’ compensation case of Oscar Martinez v. Point East Condominium, the claimant refused to sign the settlement paperwork and their attorney filed a motion to withdraw. The employer responded by filing a motion to enforce the settlement. The claimant was properly noticed of the hearing but requested more time to find an attorney.
A rescheduled hearing took place, but neither the claimant nor the claimant’s new attorney attended. The prior attorney did attend and came to a settlement with the employer. Given the claimant’s absence, the court granted the employer motion to enforce a settlement with the claimant.
Motion to enforce settlement GRANTED