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Case Law Library
Kerner v. Superior Court of LA County
A California appellate court has published a 64-page decision overturning four pre-trial rulings in a long-running dispute between Los Angeles workers' compensation defense attorney Richard Widom, his former law firm and his ex-wife, who has twice accused him of beating her.
WCC 38982012 CA
Keulen v. WCAB.
New, uncontested med. evidence rebutted presumption that treating physician's findings were correct; Earlier treating physician's opinion no less relevant than QME's.
66 Cal.App.4th 1089, 63 CCC 1125
WCC 24121998 CA
Khoury v. Martha
A Sonoma County Superior Court did not err by admitting evidence of a plaintiff's prior work-related drug use at trial.
WCC 35962010 CA
Kielar v. Metropolitan Museum of Art
The museum did not have actual or constructive notice of any unsafe practices, and no issues of fact as to whether the museum was affirmatively negligent are otherwise raised.
4402 4402A 115524/04 591277/04
WCC 34422008 CA
Kifle-Thompson v. Board of Chiropractic Examiners
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners did not err when it upheld an administrative law judge's recommendation to revoke the license of a chiropractor who conspired to defraud insurance companies.
WCC 39142012 CA
King v. WCAB
Apportionment to preexisting disability must be based on evidence that preexisting condition was labor disabling.
231 Cal.App.3d 1640, 56 CCC 408
WCC 24761991 CA
Kinsman v. Unocal Corp.
Landowner hiring independent contractor liable for injuries if landowner knows about and fails to warn contractor of hazardous condition.
37 Cal. 4th 659
WCC 31332005 CA
Kirk v. First American Title Insurance Co.
We conclude that, under the circumstances of this case, automatic vicarious disqualification is not required, and that, instead, there is a rebuttable presumption that the attorney's knowledge of client confidences is imputed to the firm, which can be refuted by evidence that the law firm adequately screened the attorney from the others at the firm representing the adverse party. In addition, as the disqualified attorney has left the firm, the trial court's examination of the screen's adequacy should be on a retrospective, not prospective, basis.
WCC 37322010 CA
Klee v. WCAB
WCAB's order annulled when prior writs were attempts to delay payment.
211 Cal.App.3d 1519, 54 CCC 251
WCC 26291989 CA
Kleeman v. WCAB
SB 899 apportionment applies prospectively from the date of enactment of S.B. 899, regardless of the date of injury.
127 Cal.App.4th 274
WCC 30972005 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
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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.
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
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Four Orange County Sheriff’s deputies filed workers’ compensation claims in California for physical and psychological injuries they say they sustained during the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, according to a report by the Orange County Register.
The deputies were at the Route 91 Harvest festival on their own time but say they acted as on-duty law enforcement officers after the shooting started. The shooting ultimately killed 58 people and wounded more than 500.
Tom Dominguez, president of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs, reportedly told the deputies.
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.
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 - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
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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