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Workers' Comp – Claim – Timely Filing – Striking Employer's Defenses – Abuse Of Discretion (access required)

Although employer's responses were not timely filed and claimant had not received answers to his interrogatories by the time of the hearing before the deputy commissioner, the deputy commissioner erred in striking all of the employer's defenses except the defense of the statute of limitations. Also, the commission did not err in finding that claimant coal ...