04 NCAC 10A .0616          Dismissals

(a)  No claim filed under the Workers' Compensation Act shall be dismissed without prejudice, except upon order of the Commission in the interest of justice.  No voluntary dismissal shall be granted after the record in a case is closed. Unless otherwise ordered by the Commission in the interests of justice, a plaintiff shall have one year from the date of the Order of Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice to refile his claim.

(b)  Upon notice and opportunity to be heard, any claim may be dismissed with or without prejudice by the Commission on its own motion or by motion of any party if the Commission finds that the party failed to prosecute or to comply with the rules in this Subchapter or any Order of the Commission.

(c)  In a denied claim, if a plaintiff has not requested a hearing within two years of the filing of the Order removing the case from a hearing calendar and has not pursued the claim, upon notice and opportunity to be heard, any claim shall be dismissed with prejudice by the Commission, on its own motion or by motion of any party.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 97-80(a); 97-84; 97-91;

Eff. June 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2014; January 1, 2011.