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Case Law Library
Bryer v. Santa Cruz Pasta Factory
Dicussing level of necessary proof that manufacturer conveyed information to employer
38 Cal.App.4th 1711, 60 CCC 944
WCC 24231995 CA
Buchmiller v. Hines Nurseries
[Unpublished] Buchmiller has not raised any triable issue of fact in support of the claimed discrimination. The undisputed facts demonstrate that in the period leading up to the alleged termination of his employment, Buchmiller's physician had concluded he could not perform the duties of his shop manager position, and that Hines had no other permanent alternative or modified work to offer him.
WCC 33972008 CA
Buescher v. WCAB
Board had jurisdiction and duty to grant reconsideration if it disagreed with findings of referee.
265 Cal.App.2d 520, 33 CCC 537
WCC 26511968 CA
Burbank Studios v. WCAB
Board may not rewrite a C&R, limited to approval/disapproval.
134 Cal.App.3d 929, 47 CCC 832
WCC 27461982 CA
Burch v. WCAB (UPS)
Despite inability to produce RU-94 form proving applicant had been offered modified work, employer can produce other evidence of such offer.
63 CCC 606
WCC 27921998 CA
Burnham v. WCAB
[Unpublished] Good cause sufficient to invoke section 5803 may consist of newly discovered evidence that was previously unavailable, a change in the law, or any factor or circumstance unknown at the time the original award or order was made that renders the previous findings and award inequitable.
WCC 33542008 CA
Burns v. WCAB
Sheriff not limited to VRTD while simultaneously receiving pension from prior employer.
190 CAL.APP.3D 759, 52 CCC 111
WCC 26881987 CA
Bussard vs. Minimed
Employer liable to third party from accident by employee sent home due to illness incurred at work.
105 Cal.App.4th 798, 129 Cal.Rptr.2d 675
WCC 29142003 CA
Butler v. Direct TV
[Unpublished] DIRECTV was not required to provide Butler with a part-time position, and Butler could not work full-time. As a result, a reasonable accommodation was not available and DIRECTV cannot be held liable for failing to engage in an interactive process.
WCC 34342008 CA
Today's Round Up
MD - Mail Carrier Who Accepted Bus Driver Job While Injured Sentenced to Probation
A 24-year-old mail carrier must pay roughly $4,000 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from accusations that he took a job with Washington, D.C.’s bus service while out on a work injury, the Washington Post reports.
Da’Mon Price, of Clinton, Maryland, was sentenced this week to one year of probation and ordered to pay $2,940.96 in restitution, plus a $1,000 fine. He had pleaded guilty to theft of government money.
Price injured his back while working for the Hyattsville Post Office. Before he visited a doctor through the workers’ compensation system, he applied for a .
CA - Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death
Growers Street Cooling paid $310,000 in costs and civil penalties to settle allegations that its systemic violation of safety laws resulted in the death of a worker, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Jose Juan Serrano started working as a machine operator for Growers Street on April 10, 2013, and was assigned to run a machine that wraps pallets of strawberries. On April 26, 2013, he removed a pallet that was stuck in the machine. He was crushed by a counterweight that was activated after the jam was cleared, District Attorney Dean D. Flippo said in a statement.
OR - WCD Holding Educational Conference in November
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The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division is holding its 15th annual education conference on Nov. 8 and 9 in Salem.
The division said the conference is intended to increase understanding of the state’s work comp system but hast not published a schedule outlining specific topics that will be covered during the two-day event.
Registration is $350 per person.
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held at the Salem convention center.
A registration form is here, and more information will be posted here when available.
CO - Pinnacol Holding Conference on Fraud
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Colorado’s Pinnacol Assurance is holding its second annual workers’ compensation fraud conference in November.
The two-day event will explore the keys to successful workers’ compensation fraud prosecutions, including tips on how to write reports of suspected fraudulent activity for prosecutors to investigate.
The conference will also include sessions discussing provider fraud, employer fraud and labor brokering.
The conference runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 3.
The event is being held at Pinnacol’s office, 7501 E. Lowry Blvd. in Denver.
OR - Police Department Outfitting Rifles With Suppressors to Save on Comp Costs
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Police officers in Spokane, Washington, will soon be carrying suppressed rifles in their cruisers in an effort to shield themselves from hearing damage and avoid related workers' compensation claims, according to a report by the Spokesman-Review.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the Spokane City Council approved a contract to purchase suppressors for 181 service rifles to protect the city from the legal cost of compensation claims filed by police officers. Although they're colloquially know as "silencers," suppressors don't actually silence a gun.
The newspaper said th.
CA - Marketer Said to Be Fishing for Deal Long Before Feds Started Busting Kickback Rings
CA - Psychiatrist Facing Suspension Files Constitutional Challenge in Federal Court
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - DWC Sends Suspension Notice to Embattled Marketer
CA - Last Round of Briefs Filed Ahead of Hearing on Lien Stay Injunction
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
FL - Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules
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