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Case Name: People v. Blick 07/24/2007
Note: In order to violate subsection (b)(3) of Insurance Code section 550, a person, in addition to concealing or knowingly failing to disclose, must intend to obtain benefits to which they would not be entitled if they had made the disclosure. In short, the person must intend to commit a fraud.
Citation: 153 Cal. App. 4th 759; 63 Cal. Rptr. 3d 260
WCC Citation: WCC 32402007 CA
 
 
Case Name: People v. Boulware 04/10/2008
Note: [Unpublished] After the appellant has obtained an order for a new trial, a trial court is limited to imposing a sentence no greater than that originally imposed. Thus, the trial court here was unhampered during resentencing by its former choice of middle-term punishment for the insurance fraud.
Citation: B199914
WCC Citation: WCC 33402008 CA
 
 
Case Name: People v. Chavez 04/02/2008
Note: [Unpublished] Appointed counsel has filed an opening brief that states the case and facts but raises no issues. The court notified defendant of his right to submit written argument in his own behalf within 30 days. That period has elapsed and the court received no response from defendant. There is no triable issue on appeal.
Citation: H031813
WCC Citation: WCC 33362008 CA
 
 
Case Name: People v. DiGiorgio 10/20/2009
Note: [Unpblished] Police officer's conviction for insurance fraud upheld.
Citation: G041559
WCC Citation: WCC 35732009 CA
 
 
Case Name: People v. Galante 02/04/2008
Note: [Unpublished] Appellant failed to establish the relevance of testimony from his proffered medical experts. The court's exclusion of irrelevant evidence did not violate appellant's right to present a defense.
Citation: B190373
WCC Citation: WCC 33132008 CA
 
 
Case Name: People v. Grigsby 02/27/2008
Note: [Unpublished] Because the prison was not a direct victim of the defendant and so not entitled to restitution, the restitution order should be modified to change the payee to the injured prison guard.
Citation: A116118
WCC Citation: WCC 33232008 CA
 
 
Case Name: People v. Groce 08/31/2010
Note: Excluded evidence that an employer failed to provide workers' compensation insurance would not likely change the outcome in the trial of a man accused of forging company checks which he claimed were advances for medical treatment, a California appeals court held.
Citation: D055456
WCC Citation: WCC 36622010 CA
 
 
Case Name: People v. Hammond 10/11/2012
Note: A California appellate court upheld a former bank employee's conviction for workers' compensation insurance fraud based on her testimony that she was unable to drive; a claim which was belied by surveillance video taken just days before the hearing at which she made this assertion.
Citation: B231927
WCC Citation: WCC 39402012 CA
 
 
Case Name: People v. Henderson 10/15/2010
Note: A trucker must repay a carrier $64,645 in benefits after a private investigator videotaped him regularly shooting jump shots and practicing lay-ups at the local gym.
Citation: D055580
WCC Citation: WCC 36802010 CA
 
 
Case Name: People v. Javed 12/27/2011
Note: A malingering applicant should not have to repay all of the benefits received as criminal restitution, because she only started misrepresenting the extent of her symptoms after suffering a compensable injury.
Citation: C064881
WCC Citation: WCC 38372011 CA
 
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