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Case Law Library
Mathies v. Buhrer
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.
WCC 39892013 CA
Maureen DeSaulles v. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
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.
WCC 37782011 CA
McCarty v. WCAB
Intoxication not a defense where employer permits consumption of alcohol.
12 Cal.3d 677, 33 CCC 712
WCC 3411974 CA
McClune v. WCAB
WCJ and WCAB can order taking new evidence when record lacks substantial evidence to find industrial causation, such duty imposed by due process.
62 Cal.App.4th 1117, 63 CCC 261
WCC 26811998 CA
McClure v. Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation
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.
WCC 37662011 CA
McCormick v. San Pedro Bait Co.
The Privette doctrine barred an injured worker's negligence suit against the owner of a bait barge.
WCC 35862009 CA
McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Co. v. WCAB
Settling employer not liable for contribution to another employer absent evidence that settlement was in bad faith.
58 CCC 305
WCC 26031993 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 - Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death
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