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Sullivan: September 2016 Case Law Update 09/09/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 886 | 0
The business of insurance In Robles v. The Estate of Vicky Bleazard, dba Bleazard Co., 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 330, the WCAB held that a WCJ erred when it denied an applicant's petition to join deceased employer's estate and the Uninsured Employers Benefit...Read More
 
 

Sullivan: August 2016 Case Law Update 08/02/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 788 | 0
Medical treatment  In Bissett-Garcia v. Peace and Joy Center, 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 174, the WCAB held that a defendant's UR decision was timely when the request for treatment initially was sent only to the defense attorney, and that attorney immediatel...Read More
 
 
Sams: My Boss, David DePaolo 07/22/2016
By: Jim Sams
State: NA | Segment: Top | 357 | 0
More than 11 years ago, I answered a job ad for journalists and faced the most intriguing opportunity of my career: Working for a former lawyer who had launched a website and said he wanted to base his business model on doing good journalism. I took that plunge, mostly because I'd bee...Read More
 
 

Sullivan: July 2016 Case Law Update 07/08/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 752 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Injury In Simard v. Lowe's Home Centers, 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 214, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board upheld that the WCJ's decision that an employee's psychiatric ...Read More
 
 
Stoddard: Oh, I Made a Mistake! Petitions to Set Aside 07/01/2016
By: Randall P. Stoddard
State: CA | Segment: Top | 974 | 0 | Popular with Legal
I recently attended the Workers’ Compensation Section 2016 Spring Conference at the State Bar of California. One speaker, the Honorable Judge Cliff Lee, presented “Oops: Mistakes, Errors and Petitions to Set Aside.” His insights are well worth sharing. ...Read More
 
 

Sullivan: June 2016 Case Law Update 06/02/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 698 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In Hartzheim Dodge Inc. v. WCAB (Navarro) (2016) 81 CCC 362 (writ denied), the WCAB held that an employer was not entitled to credit against its workers’ compensation liability for a discrepancy between an applicant’s civil settlement and the amount reserved as payment for damage...Read More
 
 

Sullivan: May 2016 Case Law Update 05/09/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1383 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Jurisdiction and subrogation In Collazo v. Global Manufacturing (2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 86), the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board held that a defendant was not entitled to a credit from an applicant's civil settlement when it was not clear from th...Read More
 
 

Sullivan: April 2016 Case Law Update 04/20/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 620 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Business of insurance In CIGA v. WCAB, 2016 Cal. App. LEXIS 213, the 2nd District Court of Appeal held that CIGA was not bound by a C&R agreement between two insurers apportioning liability for remaining liens.  ...Read More
 
 

Sprang: Use of Subpoenas In Workers' Compensation 04/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1662 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sent out repeatedly by all of the participants in the process, the subpoena for records is easily the most frequently used official document in workers’ compensation practice, yet it remains poorly understood and frequently misused. Understanding its essentials will prevent you fr...Read More
 
 
Sullivan: March 2016 Case Law Update 03/02/2016
By: Michael W. Sullivan
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1076 | 0 | Popular with Legal
JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATION In Moore v. William Jessup University (2015) 81 CCC 31, the 3rd District Court of Appeal held that a delivery driver's negligence claim against a third party for inaccurately stating the weight of a box was barred under the assumption of risk doctrine....Read More
 
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