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New Question. Thanks for the answer. In this case the Judge

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New Question. Thanks for the answer. In this case the Judge will have to OK the commutation; and I agree if I were the Judge I would want to hold back also. But here is my fear; if I get the commutation; am I in any way agreeing to the Award that I am Petitioning for Reconsideration?
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Yes, I need an answer; and I will take an educated guess.


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Hello Michael,

There is no law that specifically states that if you do request a commutation, that you are unable to appeal the amount of your award.

However, as I mentioned before, as a practical matter, the judge may be unwilling to accept your commutation unless you withdraw your request to redetermine the amount of the award.

I would definitely suggest that you ask the judge before you get approval on the commutation to ensure that the judge wouldn't take it upon him or herself to deny the reconsideration of your award on that basis.
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