Oct 30 - Nov 1
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Case Law Library
Golchini v. State
The exclusive remedy of workers' compensation barred a student librarian's suit against the Board of Trustees of California State University.
WCC 386329012 CA
Gold v. City of San Diego
[Unpublished] Because there is no requirement that a preexisting injury be documented in a written report to qualify it as service connected, and based on the showing that claimant's 2005 injury was an aggravation of a preexisting back condition that was work related and not the result of a congenital condition, claimant is entitled to the industrial leave benefit.
WCC 35602009 CA
Gomez v. LA County Employees Retirement Assn.
A former deputy sheriff with a history of on-duty back injuries and an aggressive tumor in his spine was not entitled to service-connected disability retirement benefits.
WCC 39342012 CA
Gomez v. Sharon Baptist Bd. of Directors, Inc.
There has been no finding that either SMC or its agents were negligent let alone that such negligence proximately caused plaintiff's injuries. Accordingly, summary judgment on the contractual indemnification claim is premature.
4229 23476/04 84824/05
WCC 34412008 CA
Gonzales v. WCAB
Worker not entitled to TTD after date of retirement because no earning capacity.
68 Cal.App.4th 843, 63 CCC 1477
WCC 24891998 CA
Gonzalez v. ATI Systems International
An accountant who was fired after he used all the 12 weeks of unpaid leave allowed to him while recovering from a surgery has a valid discrimination claim that should go to trial, the California 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled.
WCC 37642011 CA
Gonzalez v. Luzaich Striping, Inc.
[Unpublished] Plaintiff does not claim on appeal that he was improperly terminated because of his alleged disability. Rather, plaintiff contends that it is employer's failure to rehire and/or failure to accommodate him in the rehiring process that represents the actionable disability discrimination. This argument is meritless.
WCC 33392008 CA
Gonzalez v. WCAB (Hunt Wesson)
Applicant not entitled to TTD after date of retirement (NOTE: distinguishing cases cited within opinion).
68 Cal.App.4th 843
WCC 28191998 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 - 2nd DCA Won't Revive Actress' Civil Claims for On-Set Accident
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