Jackson v. Circle T Express

In Jackson v. Circle T Express, 49 Ark. App. 94, 896 S.W.2d 602 (1995), the employer stipulated to the compensability of the claimant's injury, which occurred on May 11, 1990. However, on June 3, 1992, the employer withdrew its stipulation and suspended payment of compensation. The Commission found that the injury was not compensable, and the claimant argued on appeal that the Commission erred in failing to find that the employer was precluded from denying liability, and that he was prejudiced by having to prove compensability more than two years after the incident. In affirming, the Court held that the Commission correctly refused to enforce the stipulation because such enforcement would be contrary to the basic notions of justice and fair play.