A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT GRANTING THE NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL COMISSION JURISDICTION TO DECIDE DISPUTES BETWEEN AN EMPLOYEE'S PAST AND CURRENT ATTORNEYS REGARDING THE DIVISION OF A FEE AS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. Amends GS 97-90(f) to require the Industrial Commission to hear and determine disputes between an employee's current and past attorney regarding the division of a fee as approved under the statute (legal and medical fees to be approved by Commission; misdemeanor to receive fees unapproved by Commission, or to solicit employment in adjusting claims; agreement for fee or compensation). Provides for the right of appeal for an attorney who is party to an action under the new subsection.
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