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Case Law Library
Fremont Indemnity Co. v. WCAB
WCJ's failure to specify reasoning in decision deprives party of meaningful right to petition for recon.; WCJ's Notice of Intention was not sufficient for proper service.
45 CCC 391
WCC 27361980 CA
Fremont Indemnity Co. v. WCAB
Judge's two phone calls to independent medical examiner denied parties a fair trial.
153 Cal.App.3d 965, 49 CCC 288
WCC 27971984 CA
Fresno Unif. School Dist. v. WCAB
Unrelated noncompensable injury means a disabling event which, had it been work-related, would be compensable under the worker's compensation laws; Apportionment requires pre-existing labor disability.
84 Cal. App. 4th 1295, 65 CCC 1232
WCC 4042000 CA
Fruehauf Corp. v. WCAB
Statute of limitations begins on date of last exposure for cumulative injuries.
68 Cal.2d 569, 33 CCC 300
WCC 25301967 CA
Fuentes v. WCAB
4658 is limited by 4750 only where employee had preexisiting disability.
16 Cal.3d 1, 41 CCC 42
WCC 25101976 CA
Fuller v. County of Los Angeles
A California appellate court has rejected a former firefighter trainee's claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and related torts based on the conduct of the fire department and its officials after he boiled his foot during a training exercise.
WCC 39742013 CA
Furtado v. State Personnel Board
The 4th District Court of Appeal upheld a decision by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to medically demote an injured guard to a non-peace officer position as a result of his physical limitations from an off-duty car accident.
WCC 39712013 CA
Today's Round Up
NV - WCS Schedules Basic Orientation Training
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section is holding basic orientation training sessions on Oct. 25.
The classes cover basic regulatory processes for the state’s workers’ compensation system, including a description of the forms needed when a workplace injury or occupational disease occurs.
Training will be held at the agency’s office, 1301 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200, in Henderson. Training will be available via video conference at the Division of Industrial Relations building, 400 W. King St., in Carson City.
The first class is at 9:30 a.m. and the second is .
CA - DWC Posts Draft Benefit Notice Rules to Forum
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The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted proposed revisions to rules pertaining to notice requirements for denied claims to its online forum for public comment.
Senate Bill 1160 requires the DWC to adopt rules by Jan. 1, 2018, to provide workers with notice that they can access medical treatment outside the work comp system when a claim is denied. The proposed revision will add to benefit notices a statement saying, “Although your claim has been denied, if you believe that you still need medical treatment for your injury or illness, you have the right to obtain trea.
CA - Anne Schmitz Named WCAB Secretary
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The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board named Anne Schmitz as its secretary, effective immediately.
Schmitz, a deputy commissioner, served as acting secretary since Aug. 31. She is taking over the position on a permanent basis to replace Richard Newman, secretary and deputy commissioner, who is retiring.
Schmitz joined the Department of Industrial Relations as an attorney in 2010.
Newman joined the WCAB in 2016 after Rick Dietrich retired. Before taking over as secretary, Newman had served as chief judge of the Division of Workers’ Compensation since September 2011.
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 - Limited Injunction to Apply Only to Liens Not Listed on DWC Website
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 - QME Report Examines Impact of Suspended Providers, Med-Legal Agents
CA - 2nd DCA Won't Revive Actress' Civil Claims for On-Set Accident
CA - Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim
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