Dolloff v. Link Property Management

Insurance Company

Date Decided

April 14, 2015

Panel Members

Timothy Collier

Glen Goodnough

Sue Jerome


Failure to Prosecute


Failure to Communicate with Board Failure to Proceed

File Size

89 KB


Summary from the Troubh Heisler Attorneys

When an employee is given multiple chances to proceed with his petition but fails to do so and fails to stay in contact with the WCB or his advocates, the hearing officer can dismiss his petitions and decline to reinstate them.

Dolloff filed petitions in April 2011, but failed to comply with the WCB’s discovery deadlines or to prepare for hearing, finally requesting and receiving dismissal of his petitions. He then got an advocate and refiled his petitions, but he failed to meet with his advocate, who withdrew. H.O. Knopf wrote to Dolloff instructing him to contact the WCB or risk dismissal of his petitions. Dolloff failed to respond, and his petitions were again dismissed.

His request for reinstatement of his petitions was denied, and he appealed. The panel found that in dismissing the petitions H.O. Knopf had not “abused her discretion” and denied the appeal.

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