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  • Case name:
    Peterson v. State of CA., etc.
    Date:
    12/05/1995
    Note:
    Assessment of atty. fee only after employer files appl. for adjudication.
    Citation:
    60 CCC 1206 (En Banc)
    WCC citation:
    WCC 3651995 CA
  • Case name:
    Penny v. WCAB
    Date:
    07/12/1983
    Note:
    Unreasonable to require defs. to pay applicant depo. fees if depo. is deceitful, fraudulent.
    Citation:
    48 CCC 468
    WCC citation:
    WCC 3741983 CA
  • Case name:
    Pereira v. WCAB
    Date:
    10/14/1987
    Note:
    Retroactive VRMA due if applicant QIW before prima facie showing of entitlement.
    Citation:
    196 Cal.App.3d 1
    WCC citation:
    WCC 3831987 CA
  • Case name:
    Potter v. Ariz. So. Coach Lines, Inc.
    Date:
    06/15/1988
    Note:
    Civil action prohibited against employer for damages due to failure to notify of health insurance on termination.
    Citation:
    202 Cal.App.3d 126
    WCC citation:
    WCC 3881988 CA
  • Case name:
    People v. Amin
    Date:
    10/30/2000
    Note:
    WCAB has no exclusive jurisdiction over restitution in fraud cases; civ. ct. jurisdiction may override (spec. in Insur. Code).
    Citation:
    85 Cal.App.4th 58
    WCC citation:
    WCC 4012000 CA
  • Case name:
    Parish v. WCAB
    Date:
    05/04/1989
    Note:
    a congenital disease is entitled to the presumption if there is an employment nexus.
    Citation:
    210 Cal.App.3d 92
    WCC citation:
    WCC 4151989 CA
  • Case name:
    Pham v. WCAB
    Date:
    02/25/2000
    Note:
    Time of injury earnings used to reflect AWW and AWW capacity
    Citation:
    78 Cal.App.4th 626
    WCC citation:
    WCC 23852000 CA
  • Case name:
    Prudential Ins. Co. v. WCAB
    Date:
    12/15/1978
    Note:
    Overpaid disability benefits are outside reach of group disability insurer's liens.
    Citation:
    22 Cal.3d 776
    WCC citation:
    WCC 24481978 CA
  • Case name:
    Patterson v. Sharp
    Date:
    08/31/1970
    Note:
    Reduction of 3rd party death benefits due to finding of employer negligence.
    Citation:
    10 Cal.App.3d 990
    WCC citation:
    WCC 24741970 CA
  • Case name:
    Pac. Employers Ins. Co. v. IAC
    Date:
    06/26/1959
    Note:
    Where partial TD accounts for total wage loss then wages lost is only req. finding.
    Citation:
    52 Cal.2d 417
    WCC citation:
    WCC 24981959 CA
  • Case name:
    Potter v. WCAB
    Date:
    03/28/1991
    Note:
    Portion of indemnity placed in trust for potential attorney fee valid with WCAB approval.
    Citation:
    56 CCC 225
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25161991 CA
  • Case name:
    Palmer v. WCAB
    Date:
    06/23/1987
    Note:
    Case remanded to determine when applicant knew or should have known disability was work-related.
    Citation:
    192 Cal.App.3d 1241
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25331987 CA
  • Case name:
    Pennington v. WCAB
    Date:
    09/17/1971
    Note:
    Sheriff's TD credited against PD was wrong, 4850 doesn't deny rights of 4661.
    Citation:
    20 Cal.App.3d 55
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25431971 CA
  • Case name:
    Price v. WCAB
    Date:
    10/27/1992
    Note:
    PD award improper after worker's death where insurer overpaid and no accrued but unpaid indemnity.
    Citation:
    10 Cal.App.4th 959
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25521992 CA
  • Case name:
    Pacific Gas & Elec. Co. v. IAC
    Date:
    07/17/2061
    Note:
    4663 has no reference to benefits owed worker's dependents.
    Citation:
    56 Cal.2d 219
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25531961 CA
  • Case name:
    Peak v. IAC
    Date:
    12/18/2047
    Note:
    Award set aside b/c expert testimony not served to all parties involved.
    Citation:
    82 Cal.App.2d 926
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25781947 CA
  • Case name:
    Pollock Stockton Shipbuilding Co. v. WCAB
    Date:
    01/26/1998
    Note:
    Request for credit for employee's 3rd party settlement must be made in a timely manner.
    Citation:
    63 CCC 212 (Writ Denied)
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25991998 CA
  • Case name:
    Pizarro v. Superior Court
    Date:
    09/18/2067
    Note:
    Superior court had no equity jurisdiction to enjoin execution of judgment.
    Citation:
    254 Cal.App.2d 416
    WCC citation:
    WCC 26111967 CA
  • Case name:
    PM&R Associates v. WCAB
    Date:
    04/27/2000
    Note:
    WCAB jurisdiction over payment of med. treatment controversies includes allowing use of med. assistants in administering treatment.
    Citation:
    80 Cal.App.4th 357
    WCC citation:
    WCC 26372000 CA
  • Case name:
    Pasquinelli v. State of CA
    Date:
    02/20/1975
    Note:
    Claim for 1 yr. salary needs to be filed within 3 yrs. of employer's wrongful termination of benefits.
    Citation:
    45 Cal.App.3d 457
    WCC citation:
    WCC 26751975 CA

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