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Case Law Library
Fenn vs. WCAB
Because actual work necessary to earn FLSA premium, time off due to work injury not count towards benefit rate.
107 Cal.App.4th 1292
WCC 29282003 CA
Ferguson v. WCAB
Increase per 4553 applies to entire award, not just indemnity.
33 Cal.App.4th 1613, 60 CCC 275
WCC 24091995 CA
Fermer v. Searles Valley Minerals, Inc.
A former mining worker created a triable issue of fact about whether his employer terminated him because of depression resulting from his boss'
WCC 36632010 CA
Fernandez vs. Lawson
Reliance on license status of contractor under LC 2750.5 is factual issue for trial.
98 Cal.App.4th 388
WCC 28502002 CA
Ferreira v. Homeport Insurance Co,
A California appellate court ruled that the widow of a longshoreman who had failed to finalize a tentative agreement with his employer's insurance carrier for his industrial injury before his death could not sue the carrier for breaching the terms of the proposed agreement or for her emotional distress arising from the carrier's refusal to honor its terms.The court also said that the carrier could not sue the worker's estate for a lien on a recovery in any action against a third-party for the worker's industrial accident.
WCC 39152012 CA
Fidelity & Cas. Co. of NY v. WCAB (Harris)
Board may take further evidence only on issue being reconsidered; must give notice, opportunity to present evidence to parties.WCAB decides if good cause exists per S. 5803 to rescind a C&R agreement.
103 Cal.App.3d 1001, 45 CCC 381
WCC 27391980 CA
Fields v. State of California
A prison cook killed in a car accident while driving to work after a doctor's appointment related to her workers' compensation claim was not within the scope of her employment at the time of her death.
WCC 39392012 CA
Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. v. WCAB
Where the law is unsettled regarding CIGA's liability, a party negotiating with CIGA should ordinarily be entitled to rely on CIGA's reasoned evaluation of its own authority.
WCC 35952010 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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