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Case Law Library
Mendoza v. Brodeur
It was was premature to require the employee to come forward with evidence to show a triable issue of fact when the employer had not shifted the evidentiary burden.
142 Cal. App. 4th 72
WCC 31742006 CA
Mendoza v. Huntington Hospital
[En Banc] AD Rule 30(d)(3) is invalid because it conflicts with sections 4060(c) and 4062.2 and exceeds the scope of section 5402(b).
WCC 36342010 CA
Mendoza v. United Air Lines
[Unpublished] Because Mendoza failed to give any notice of intent to contest the tentative ruling, she waived her right to challenge that ruling.
WCC 35502009 CA
Mercer-Fraser Co. v. IAC
Employer's duty for safe workplace not absolute as to liability under 4553.
40 Cal.2d 102, 18 CCC 3
WCC 24101953 CA
Messele v. Pitco Foods, Inc.
A Sept. 27 decision by the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board has opened a can of worms for the Division of Workers' Compensation, which is now giving attorneys an opportunity to request new qualified medical evaluator panels if the previous panels weren't selected according to the timing endorsed by the WCAB.
WCC 38172011 CA
Meza v. Aerol
The defendant forfeited its challenges to the damages award by failing to object or file a motion for a new trial at the trial court. Regardless, substantial evidence supported the jury's $467,000 award.
WCC 38102011 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 - 2nd DCA Won't Revive Actress' Civil Claims for On-Set Accident
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