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Case Law Library
Entin v. Superior Court of LA County
A physician who claimed to be totally disabled by migraine headaches was entitled to a jury trial for his coverage dispute with his disability insurance carrier.
WCC 39232012 CA
Ervin v. Estate of Beck
[Unpublished] The proper course of action, given the default setting, was not outright dismissal with prejudice, but a stay, so as to allow Ervin a chance to amend his complaint.
WCC 33952008 CA
Espinoza v. County of Orange
A California appellate court affirmed an $820,700 disability harassment award for an Orange County juvenile probation officer on Thursday, after concluding that the trial court rightfully considered hurtful comments that were posted on a co-worker's blog.
WCC 38562012 CA
Espinoza v. WCAB (Los Angeles County Jail)
California's 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that a Los Angeles County inmate who hurt his shoulder while working in the kitchen at the jail was not an
WCC 39812013 CA
Esquivel v. WCAB
The employer bears the risk of incurring compensability liability under the Act for an injury an employee suffers during travel to or from a medical appointment related to an existing compensable injury while the employee is traveling a reasonable distance, within a reasonable geographic area, to or from that appointment.
WCC 35712009 CA
Estrada v. WCAB
Commutation allowed if good faith issue that might defeat applicant's claim for all benefits exists (Thomas finding).
58 Cal.App.4th 1458, 62 CCC 1384
WCC 26141997 CA
Estrada v. WCAB
Absent express approval by WCJ in Order Approving, Thomas request inapplicable.
58 Cal.App.4th 1458
WCC 4051997 CA
Evans v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.
[Unpublished] Because Plaintiff has previously, and successfully, argued to another tribunal that decedent's death was due to cumulative job stress over a period of many years, Plaintiff is judicially estopped from asserting the loss of life was an 'accidental result of standing' so as to entitle her to benefits under the accidental death policy.
WCC 33322008 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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