Stranded DBA Claimants
Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 8, 2010
Due to the suspension of a DBA Attorney by the OALJ’s office some claimants have been receiving notices from their assigned ALJ’s that they must retain another attorney or represent themselves at their hearing.
If you retained this attorney it is he who should have notified you of his suspension. The ALJ’s are only able to notify the claimants they had been assigned.
Here we have ALJ Romero, true to form, treating the client as if she is somehow at fault for this and sends her a notice on the 17th of August requiring a response by September 1st. Looks like she did not make the cut. If anyone knows this claimant please let her know the status of her claim.
Other claimants have received these notices with barely concealed contempt inferred in the wordage.
IN THE MATTER OF
SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
INSURANCE COMPANY OF THE STATE
c/o Chartis Property Casualty
ORDER REMANDING CASE
On August 17, 2010, an Order issued to Claimant advising that Attorney Dennis Nalick had been suspended from appearing in a representative capacity before this office until such time as his suspension from practicing law in the State of Illinois is lifted and he is re-admitted to practice.
Claimant was ordered to notify the undersigned whether she wishes to proceed to hearing with alternate counsel or without representation. In the event Claimant did not notify the undersigned by September 1, 2010, she was informed that her claim would be remanded to the District Director for further
appropriate handling. Claimant has not responded to the Order.
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IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this case be remanded to the
District Director for further handling.
ORDERED this 20th day of September, 2010, at Covington,
LEE J. ROMERO, JR.
Administrative Law Judge