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176.451 DEFAULTS.
    Subdivision 1. Application to district court for judgment. Where there has been a default
of more than 30 days in the payment of compensation due under an award, the employee, or the
employee's dependent, or other person entitled to the payment of money under the award, may
apply to the judge of any district court for the entry of judgment upon the award.
    Subd. 2. Certified copy of award; filing, notice. The application shall be made by filing a
certified copy of the award with the court administrator and by serving a ten days' notice upon
adverse parties. Service of the notice shall be made in the manner provided by court rule for
service of summons in district court.
    Subd. 3. Court administrator's fees. The court administrator shall charge $5 for the entire
service the court administrator performs under this section.
    Subd. 4. Matters for determination; judgment. When a judge hears the application for
judgment upon the award, the judge has authority to determine only the facts of the award and
the regularity of the proceedings upon which the award is based. The judge shall enter judgment
accordingly.
Judgment shall not be entered upon an award while an appeal is pending.
    Subd. 5. Effect of district court judgment. The judgment of the district court entered
upon an award has the same force and effect, and may be vacated, set aside, or satisfied as may
other judgments of the district court.
History: 1953 c 755 s 62; 1986 c 442 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82