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Case Name: Matea v. WCAB, The Home Depot (modified 12/12/2006) 11/21/2006
Note: Lumber falling from a rack in a store crushing the injured worker's leg was a 'sudden and extraordinary' event that caused compensable emotional injury under LC 3208.3 even though employment was less than 6 months.
Citation: 144 Cal. App. 4th 1435
WCC Citation: WCC 31942006 CA
Case Name: Mathews v. WCAB 02/29/1972
Note: Initial physical aggressor cannot recover workers' compensation benefits.
Citation: 6 Cal. 3d 719
WCC Citation: WCC 31131972 CA
Case Name: Mathies v. Buhrer 02/28/2013
Note: A trial court must decide whether an uninsured contractor's decision to hire several employees could result in a homeowner's liability for a work-related injury.
Citation: A133832
WCC Citation: WCC 39892013 CA
Case Name: Maureen DeSaulles v. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula 06/29/2011
Note: The Superior Court did not err in dismissing a FEHA lawsuit filed by a disabled worker whose employer placed her on unpaid leave while awaiting more information on her medical restrictions and offered her an alternative position that the worker found unsuitable.
Citation: H033906
WCC Citation: WCC 37782011 CA
Case Name: Maxim Crane Works v. Tilbury Constructors 08/08/2012
Note: Pennsylvania law applied to a California construction worker's injury at a job site in Stockton.
Citation: C067054
WCC Citation: WCC 39182012 CA
Case Name: McCarthy v. WCAB (Best Sanitizer's, Inc.) 01/25/2006
Note: New Labor Code section 5814 applies to penalty claims pending as of 06/01/04.
Citation: 135 Cal. App. 4th 1230
WCC Citation: WCC 31352006 CA
Case Name: McCarty v. State of California Department of Transportation. 07/10/2008
Note: A public entity can be held liable under the retained control doctrine, provided all the other prerequisites of public entity liability under Government Code section 815.4 are also present.
Citation: E040627
WCC Citation: WCC 33962008 CA
Case Name: McCarty v. WCAB 10/30/1974
Note: Intoxication not a defense where employer permits consumption of alcohol.
Citation: 12 Cal.3d 677, 33 CCC 712
WCC Citation: WCC 3411974 CA
Case Name: McClune v. WCAB 04/02/1998
Note: WCJ and WCAB can order taking new evidence when record lacks substantial evidence to find industrial causation, such duty imposed by due process.
Citation: 62 Cal.App.4th 1117, 63 CCC 261
WCC Citation: WCC 26811998 CA
Case Name: McClure v. Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation 05/18/2011
Note: An employee of a temporary staffing firm assigned to work at the California Department of Corrections was a special employee of the department under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled in affirming a jury award in a sexual-harassment lawsuit.
Citation: C062601, C063431
WCC Citation: WCC 37662011 CA
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