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Case Law Library
John Futrell et al. v. Payday California, Inc., et al.
A class action suit against a payroll company for unpaid overtime and other wages failed because the payroll company was not his employer, the 2nd District Court of Appeal concluded in a published opinion.
WCC 36962010 CA
Johnson v. John Deere Landscapes, Inc.
[Unpublished] Although the special employment factors do not unanimously favor a finding of special employment, there is no requirement of unanimity and there was no error in finding that John Deere Landscapes, Inc. was Claimant's 'special employer' and thus the relationship falls under the exclusive remedy provision.
WCC 33342008 CA
Johnson v. Pacific International Bearing, Inc.
Substantial evidence supported a jury's determination that an employer had not fired a poorly performing salesman with a history of lying to his boss because of a known or perceived physical disability.
WCC 39662012 CA
Johnson v. WCAB (City of LA)
Time limit for filing begins when WCJ issues a clarification of issues based in Petition for Reconsideration.
54 CCC 256
WCC 27331989 CA
Johnson v. WCAB (TWA)
Printing costs awarded to worker in answering petition for writ of review.
37 Cal.3d 235, 49 CCC 716
WCC 26241984 CA
Johnston v. Kelly
An employer defeated a plaintiff's motion to strike a malicious prosecution suit that emanated from a failed Labor Code 132a claim.
WCC 38422012 CA
Jones v. 414 Equities LLC
In light of the brevity of the delay, the absence of prejudice to plaintiff and the public policy favoring the resolution of disputes on their merits, Supreme Court properly granted the general contractor's cross motion to serve a late answer.
WCC 34442008 CA
Jones v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
For conduct committed within the scope of employment, employees, like their employers, should not be held subject to suit. There are, however, statutory exceptions to coemployee immunity. A civil suit is permissible when an employee proximately causes another employee's injury or death by a 'willful and unprovoked physical act of aggression.'
152 Cal. App. 4th 1367
WCC 32332007 CA
Today's Round Up
OR - WCD Holding Educational Conference in November
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
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
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.
NATL. - WCRI Webinar Focuses on Fee Schedule Designs
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Key decisions that states have to make when designing and updating medical fee schedules will be the topic of a webinar by the Workers Compensation Research Institute on Nov. 2.
Senior Public Policy Analyst Rebecca Yang and economist Olesya Fomenko will discuss WCRI research on fee schedules, and take questions from the audience. Studies to be covered in the webinar include:
Designing Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedules 2016. The study highlighted important design choices that public officials face in adopting, reforming and updating fee schedules for physicians, and dis.
PA - Agent Charged With Additional Insurance Fraud Crimes
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An insurance agent charged with defrauding three clients this summer was arrested Thursday on alleged violations involving three additional firms, The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
Timothy Hewitt, 41, of South Abington Township, was charged with insurance fraud, forgery and theft against Arc Electric of Hazleton, Hi-Tech Flooring of Kingston and Designtech Interiors of Kingston.
Authorities say Hewitt collected nearly $14,000 from the companies to post insurance bonds that they needed to secure certain jobs, but he never sent the money to the surety company.
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 - Convicted Fraudster Was Entitled to PPD Award for Legitimate Injury
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - DWC Sends Suspension Notice to Embattled Marketer
FL - Rate Decrease Would Mean Lawmakers Have No Stomach for Reforms
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
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