CLAIM NO. F206460
Before the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission
ORDER FILED JANUARY 14, 2003
Upon review before the FULL COMMISSION in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.
Claimant represented by HONORABLE JAY TOLLEY, Attorney at Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Respondents represented by HONORABLE CURTIS NEBBEN, Attorney at Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
In the above-styled case, the claimant’s attorney moves to consolidate this appeal with the appeal in Ralph Whitten v. Edward Trucking/CorporateSolutions. After considering the claimant’s motion and the objections by counsel for the respondents, the Full Commission denies the motion to consolidate appeals.
The Commission does not have in place procedures for claims consolidation. See, Anderson v. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Workers’ Compensation Commission E706164 E612291 (April 6, 1998), citingBabbitt v. ALCOA, Workers’ Compensation Commission E305581 (Feb. 3, 1997). Further, we are charged with conducting a de novo review of the entire record of each separate claim on appeal. Ark. Code Ann. §11-9-704; ITT/Higbie Manufacturing v. Gilliam, 34 Ark. App. 154, 807 S.W.2d 44 (1991).
The Full Commission denies the motion to consolidate appeals. We direct the Clerk of the Commission to return this case to our submission docket.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
______________________________ ELDON F. COFFMAN, Chairman
______________________________ SHELBY W. TURNER, Commissioner
______________________________ JOE E. YATES, Commissioner