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  • Case name:
    Huffman vs. City of Poway
    Date:
    11/13/2000
    Note:
    Failure to secure compensation will defeat exclusive remedy doctrine.
    Citation:
    84 Cal.App.4th 975, 65 CCC 1280
    WCC citation:
    WCC 3612000 CA
  • Case name:
    Hardesty, et. al. v. McCord & Holdren, etc.
    Date:
    03/17/1976
    Note:
    Trial judge has power to invoke liberal pre-trial discovery orders to effect efficient processes.
    Citation:
    41 CCC 111
    WCC citation:
    WCC 3681976 CA
  • Case name:
    Hustedt v. WCAB (Sup. Ct. En Banc)
    Date:
    12/07/1981
    Note:
    WCAB has power to punish attorneys for contempt, but cannot prohibit practice before Board.
    Citation:
    30 Cal.3d 329, 46 CCC 1284
    WCC citation:
    WCC 3701981 CA
  • Case name:
    Hamilton v. WCAB
    Date:
    05/04/1979
    Note:
    Presumption must be supported by evidence of causal connection between employment and injury.
    Citation:
    93 Cal.App.3d 587, 44 CCC 520
    WCC citation:
    WCC 4141979 CA
  • Case name:
    Hansen Mechanical, Inc. v. Sup. Court
    Date:
    11/29/1995
    Note:
    Indemnity provision unenforceable because it was not signed before employee's injury.
    Citation:
    40 Cal.App.4th 722, 60 CCC 1177
    WCC citation:
    WCC 23991995 CA
  • Case name:
    Hansen v. WCAB
    Date:
    06/07/1989
    Note:
    Ordering a worker to attend a medical exam 185 miles from home violates Sec. 4051.
    Citation:
    211 Cal.App.3d 717, 54 CCC 193
    WCC citation:
    WCC 24021989 CA
  • Case name:
    Herrera v. WCAB
    Date:
    06/18/2069
    Note:
    Board has discretion to credit wage payments after injury against disability benefits.
    Citation:
    71 Cal.2d 254, 34 CCC 382
    WCC citation:
    WCC 24631969 CA
  • Case name:
    Huston v. WCAB
    Date:
    09/07/1979
    Note:
    Comp. carrier had burden to prove TD before return to work, worker's burden after.
    Citation:
    95 Cal.App.3d 856, 44 CCC 798
    WCC citation:
    WCC 24861979 CA
  • Case name:
    Hardware Mut. Cas. Co. v. WCAB
    Date:
    07/31/1967
    Note:
    Separate cause of inability to work is separately evaluated, specific findings required.
    Citation:
    253 Cal.App.2d 62, 32 CCC 291
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25021967 CA
  • Case name:
    Holland v. WCAB
    Date:
    06/29/1993
    Note:
    Valid medical lien can be assigned by one provider to another.
    Citation:
    58 CCC 390
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25051993 CA
  • Case name:
    Horizon Med. Group v. WCAB
    Date:
    06/27/1996
    Note:
    Lien claimant denied due process when applicant fails to notify of medical objection; should be cured by amending pleadings.
    Citation:
    61 CCC 654
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25251996 CA
  • Case name:
    Hofmeister v. WCAB
    Date:
    06/01/1984
    Note:
    4661.5 applicable to county reserve firefighter.
    Citation:
    156 Cal.App.3d 848, 49 CCC 438
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25441984 CA
  • Case name:
    Hustedt v. WCAB
    Date:
    12/07/1981
    Note:
    WCAB can punish contempt, but cannot prohibit atty. from practicing before the board.
    Citation:
    30 Cal.3d 329, 46 CCC 1284
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25661981 CA
  • Case name:
    Holmes Eureka Lumber Co. v. IAC
    Date:
    10/11/1940
    Note:
    Award annulled b/c physicians' reports received in evidence after hearing.
    Citation:
    41 Cal.App.2d 150, 5 CCC 230
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25821940 CA
  • Case name:
    Hoffman v. Andrews
    Date:
    03/15/1945
    Note:
    Superior court has equity jurisdiction, has power to enjoin action to satisfy a judgment.
    Citation:
    68 Cal.App.2d 421, 10 CCC 67
    WCC citation:
    WCC 26101945 CA
  • Case name:
    Hulse v. WCAB
    Date:
    10/29/1976
    Note:
    Board's power to commute award into lump sum must be exercised reasonably, not arbitrarily.
    Citation:
    63 Cal.App.3d 221, 41 CCC 691
    WCC citation:
    WCC 26171976 CA
  • Case name:
    Hodges v. WCAB
    Date:
    07/18/1978
    Note:
    WCJ's statement that he had difficulty concluding employer would condone horseplay was a
    Citation:
    82 Cal.App.3d 894, 43 CCC 870
    WCC citation:
    WCC 26481978 CA
  • Case name:
    Hartsuiker v. WCAB
    Date:
    01/11/1993
    Note:
    No WCAB continuing jurisdiction to award disability for hospitalization more than 5 years after injury.
    Citation:
    12 Cal.App.4th 209, 58 CCC 19
    WCC citation:
    WCC 26671993 CA
  • Case name:
    Housing Authority v. WCAB
    Date:
    01/14/1998
    Note:
    WCAB had jurisdiction over whether housing authority's chief of police was an employee.
    Citation:
    60 Cal.App.4th 1076, 63 CCC 1
    WCC citation:
    WCC 26801998 CA
  • Case name:
    Hulbert v. WCAB
    Date:
    04/29/1975
    Note:
    If there's a dispute of facts, WCAB's award must stand; if none, court may set aside.
    Citation:
    47 Cal.App.3d 634, 40 CCC 823
    WCC citation:
    WCC 27381975 CA

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