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Case Law Library
Kaplan v. Reiner
The California 2nd District Court of Appeals last week upheld a restraining order filed against a defense attorney who allegedly barged into the inner offices of a Los Angeles applicants' law firm and threw subpoenas onto the desks of two opposing attorneys.
WCC 36692010 CA
Karaiskos vs. Metagenics
Board on Remittitur from Appellate Court holds CIGA exempt from EDD lien.
68 CCC 772; En Banc
WCC 30162004 CA
Katzin v. WCAB
Employer denied due process b/c no notice of applicant's other industrial injuries.
5 Cal.App.4th 703,57 CCC 230
WCC 26321992 CA
Keeler v. AIG Domestic Claims
A Los Angeles trial court did not err when it approved a $1.4 million class action wage-and-hour settlement between AIG and its former adjusters.
WCC 38342011 CA
Kelley v. Conco Companies et al.
An employer can be liable under the Fair Employment and Housing Act for coworkers' retaliatory conduct toward an employee who complained about what he believed was same-sex sexual harassment, California's 1st District Court of Appeal concluded.
WCC 37692011 CA
Kelly v. County of Los Angeles
That the employee lacked employment-related income following the cessation of her vocational rehabilitation benefits was due to her own inaction, rather than the result of a termination.
141 Cal.App.4th 910
WCC 31712006 CA
Kemps v. Beshwate
The absolute privilege from tort liability, except for claims of malicious prosecution, established by Civil Code section 47, subdivision (b), applies to statements made to the authorities in order to obtain the arrest of a person, even where that person has no connection whatsoever to any pending litigation.
WCC 35882009 CA
Kenai Drilling, etc. v. WCAB
Employer liable for retroactive maintenance allowance when they failed to given applicant notice of right to rehab.; duty extends to employers despite applicant's representation by attorney.
63 CCC 643
WCC 27981998 CA
Kerley vs. WCAB
The only excuse for delay in payment of benefits is genuine doubt from a medical or legal standpoint; burden on employer to present substantial evidence of such.
4 Cal.3d 223
WCC 30151971 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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