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Case Name: Donaldson vs. Nat'l Marine, Inc. 03/14/2005
Note: California courts have concurrent jurisdiction over Jones Act injured maritime worker claims.
Citation: 35 Cal.4th 503
WCC Citation: WCC 30832005 CA
 
 
Case Name: Dorman v. Dept. of Justice 10/23/2008
Note: [Unpublished] A simple pleading of personnel management activity is insufficient to support a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress, even if improper motivation is alleged. If personnel management decisions are improperly motivated, the remedy is a suit against the employer for discrimination.
Citation: B204217
WCC Citation: WCC 34382008 CA
 
 
Case Name: Doty Bros. Equipment Co. v. Palp, Inc. 09/20/2010
Note: A general contractor for a Los Angeles roadway improvement contract cannot recoup its settlement with a subcontractor's employee from the subcontractor, because the general contractor did not pursue a breach of contract claim against the subcontractor.
Citation: B219706
WCC Citation: WCC 36712010 CA
 
 
Case Name: Douglas Ross Construction, Inc. v. Narver Insurance Agency 10/31/2011
Note: A general contractor has no cause of action against an insurance broker who sold one of its subcontractors a policy that did not cover a workplace injury to an employee of his subcontractor's subcontractor, the California 6th District Court of Appeals ruled.
Citation: H036119
WCC Citation: WCC 38182011 CA
 
 
Case Name: Draper v. Aceto 11/01/2001
Note: Subrogation: contingency fee attorney gets nothing if net result to client is zero.
Citation: 26 Cal.4th 1086, 66 CCC 1297
WCC Citation: WCC 28242001 CA
 
 
Case Name: Drasin & Assoc. v. WCAB 02/28/1992
Note: WCAB should request counsel for info to determine fee if record lacks basis to value services.
Citation: 3 Cal.App.4th 1564, 57 CCC 142
WCC Citation: WCC 26841992 CA
 
 
Case Name: Draus v. WCAB 02/21/1995
Note: Lien claimant's failure to timely object to C&R clause settling lien does not waive right to hearing when clause is ambiguous.
Citation: 60 CCC 79
WCC Citation: WCC 27511995 CA
 
 
Case Name: DuBois v. WCAB 06/28/1993
Note: UEF not liable for penalties from unreasonable delay in payment of award.
Citation: 5 Cal.4th 382, 58 CCC 286
WCC Citation: WCC 24391993 CA
 
 
Case Name: Duenas v. WCAB 08/19/2010
Note: A homeowner who hired a landscaper to replant some flower beds at his home was not an employer for workers' compensation purposes because there was no evidence the applicant had worked long enough to waive the statutory exclusion for casual labor.
Citation: B215894
WCC Citation: WCC 36582010 CA
 
 
Case Name: Duffy v. Technicolor Entertainment Services 01/29/2009
Note: Exclusive remedy does not apply to an employer that failed to protect a supervisor from an off-premises assault by a workplace bully.
Citation: B196126
WCC Citation: WCC 34862009 CA
 
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