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Civil Procedure — settlement

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Civil Procedure — settlement

Russell Adams appeals an order compelling him to accept a settlement of his personal injury claim against Northland Equipment Company, Inc., at the behest of his employer’s worker’s compensation insurer, The League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mutual Insurance Company (LWMMIC). He argues that: (1) the order violates his right to a jury trial; (2) the circuit court was required to conduct an evidentiary hearing prior to compelling him to accept the settlement; and (3) the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion in determining the settlement was fair. The first issue is controlled by Dalka v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2011 WI App 90, 334 Wis. 2d 686, 799 N.W.2d 923, and we reject Adams’ other arguments. We affirm the circuit court’s order. This opinion will not be published.

2012AP580 Adams v. Northland Equipment Company Inc., et al.

Dist IV, Rock County, Welker, J., Per Curiam

Attorneys: For Appellant: Greenwald, Thomas E., Rockford, IL; For Respondent: Ryan, James M., Milwaukee; Woehl, Dustin, Milwaukee

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