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Case Law Library
Eliapo v. SCI California Funeral Services
[Unpublished] Since plaintiff obtained no recovery in this case, the trial court had discretion to award expert fees as allowed under Code of Civil Procedure section 998.
WCC 35442009 CA
Elijahjuan et al. v. the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
A trial court judge erred in directing a dispute between four workers and their employer based on their alleged misclassification as independent contractors to arbitration, since the terms of the agreement that some of the workers had signed only compelled arbitration for disputes regarding the application or interpretation of that agreement.
WCC 39432012 CA
Elliot v. WCAB
The spinal surgery second opinion process commences after utilization review has denied the requested spinal surgery.
WCC 36022010 CA
Elliot vs. WCAB
Board should give consideration to the worker's acutal earnings from all sources of employment.
196 CA 3d 1497
WCC 29891987 CA
Elsner v. Uveges
CalOSHA standards, regs, citations not admissable in employee third party suit.
106 Cal.App.4th 73
WCC 29152003 CA
Emmer v. Adobe Systems, Inc.
[Unpublished] It is the gravamen of the plaintiff's cause of action that determines whether the anti-SLAPP statute applies, and when the allegations referring to arguably protected activity are only incidental to a cause of action based essentially on nonprotected activity, collateral allusions to protected activity should not subject the cause of action to the anti-SLAPP statute.
WCC 32952007 CA
Energetic Painting and Drywall Inc. v. WCAB
Under Labor Code section 4061, an employer must give the notice required by that statute to the injured worker 'together with the last payment of temporary disability indemnity,' and the employer is 'not required' to provide that notice until the last temporary disability payment is made or has become due.
153 Cal. App. 4th 633; 63 Cal. Rptr. 3d 210, 72 CC
WCC 32382007 CA
Engle v. Endlich
No double recovery in damage award; reduced by compensation received.
9 Cal.App.4th 1152, 57 CCC 617
WCC 24301992 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
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
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit
PA - Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill
CA - Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim
CA - DOJ Moving to Allow Direct Access to Prescription Database
CA - Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death
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