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Case Law Library
Bi-Coastal Payroll Services, Inc. v. CIGA
Plaintiffs' duty to file notice of appeal arose from the service of notice of entry of judgment, not the service of the trial court's earlier minute order and that their appeal is therefore timely.
WCC 35282009 CA
Biggers v. WCAB
Courtroom bailiff's duties came within scope of active law enforcement.
69 Cal.App.4th 431, 64 CCC 19
WCC 26871999 CA
Biloy v. WCAB (C.A. Rocha & Sons)
Evidence in carrier's possession cannot be 'new' evidence absent good showing that ev. was 'undiscoverable'.
40 CCC 35
WCC 27311975 CA
Blackburn v. WCAB
[Unpublished] Since Blackburn did not petition for reconsideration from the WCJ's findings and award and all other issues were affirmed by the WCAB, there is no issue before this court to review.
WCC 34032008 CA
Blackledge v. Bank of America
[En Banc] Physician's role is to assess the injured employee's whole person impairment percentage(s); WCJ's role is to frame instructions; rater's role is to issue a recommended permanent disability rating; WCJ is not bound by a rater's disability rating; must be no ex parte communication between the WCJ and the rater.
WCC 36352010 CA
Blanchard v. WCAB
Faulty petition to reopen valid when it gives notice of being based on alleged increased disability.
53 CA 3d 590, 40 CCC 784
WCC 27711975 CA
Bland v. WCAB
Awkwardness in allegation does not restrict worker's right to compensation; Petition to Reopen need not request particular classification of compensation.
3 Cal.3d 324, 35 CCC 513
WCC 26431970 CA
Today's Round Up
OH - Woman Ordered to Pay Restitution for Spending Dead Boyfriend's Benefit Funds
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The boyfriend died, but the workers’ comp checks kept coming.
Because 58-year-old Suzette Hedrick of Toledo, Ohio, cashed the checks, she has a choice of reimbursing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $18,576 or serve 10 months in prison, the BWC said in a press release Friday. A Lucas County judge on Oct. 5 sentenced Hendrik to five years of probation after she pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft, a fifth-degree felony, the bureau said.
Hendrick’s boyfriend, whom the bureau did not identify, was receiving permanent total disability benefits until his death on Oct. 3, .
TX - Imprisoned Doctors' Luxury Cars, Diamond-Covered Rolexes Up for Auction
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The federal government is auctioning off 21 luxury cars seized from two doctors who are serving long prison sentences for running a pill mill in Mobile, Alabama.
Gold jewelry and a series of Rolex watches covered in diamonds will also be auctioned Saturday at the Hilton Austin Airport, KSAT-TV 12 reports.
The items were seized from John Patrick Couch and Xiulu Ruan, who became rich from selling instant-release fentanyl drugs off-label for neck, back and joint pain. The highly addictive opioid, produced by a company called Subsys, was approved only to trea.
WA - L&I: Unregistered Contractor Behind on Premium Payments
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The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a contractor charged with felony theft for collecting payments for projects he never started owed $6,500 in workers’ compensation premiums and another $12,000 for unregistered contracting.
Jesse Scott Espinoza, owner of Jesse’s Custom Concrete, is accused of accepting a total of $5,000 in down payments for two jobs that he allegedly abandoned. According to L&I, Espinoza did not work a single day on either project and never returned the money.
What’s more, the department said it suspended Espinoza’s .
CA - Former DIR Director Duncan Joins Sacramento Lobbying Group
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Cal Capitol Group, a lobbying firm in Sacramento, announced that former Department of Industrial Relations Director John Duncan joined the company as a senior executive.
Duncan was director of the DIR from 2007 to 2011, and served as chairman of the California Public Employment Relations Board from 2004 to 2007.
He worked as vice president of government affairs for US HealthWorks from 2012 to 2016, and held the same title at Western Dental Services, where he worked since 2016.
Cal Capitol Group said Duncan’s expertise and communication skills, as well as his contacts an.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
NY - Activists Protest Proposed WCB Changes to Impairment Rating Method
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - Limited Injunction to Apply Only to Liens Not Listed on DWC Website
CA - Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit
PA - Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill
CA - 2nd DCA Won't Revive Actress' Civil Claims for On-Set Accident
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