Finding multiple procedural errors in this appeal, the Court of Appeals summarily affirms the commission’s termination of claimant’s temporary total disability benefits and denial of his requests for a change in treating physicians and assignment of a Spanish-speaking adjuster.
Claimant filed his opening brief on April 18, 2013. This court instructed him that his brief failed to comply with Rules 5A:4(d), 5A:20(c), 5A:20(d), 5A:20(e), 5A:20(h) and 5A:24(a), and instructed him to submit a replacement opening brief. After receiving an extension of time, claimant filed a replacement brief that did not correct all the deficiencies in the original brief.
A pro se litigant appearing is no less bound by the rules of procedure and substantive law than a defendant represented by counsel. We fin appellant’s failure to comply with Rule 5A:20 is significant, so we will not consider his arguments.
Vasquez v. Randstad North America (Per Curiam) No.2284-12-4, July 2, 2013; Workers’ Comp. Comm’n; Andres Vasquez, pro se; Benjamin J. Trichilo for appellees. VLW 013-7-185(UP), 3 pp.