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Case Name: Barr v. WCAB 06/23/2008
Note: The WCAB retains discretion to award costs under Labor Code section 5811, whether or not a vocational rehabilitation consultant's report itself is admissible under Labor Code section 5703.
Citation: C054907
WCC Citation: WCC 33872008 CA
 
 
Case Name: Barragan vs. WCAB, Hartford 10/19/1987
Note: Worker who receives instruction and training in lieu of monetary remuneration is an employee.
Citation: 195 Cal.App.3d 637
WCC Citation: WCC 29781987 CA
 
 
Case Name: Barrett Business Services, Inc v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and Rafael Rivas 03/22/2012
Note: An employer must send an injured worker a second $17,000 settlement check after the first check was signed and cashed by an unknown party.
Citation: B233168
WCC Citation: WCC 38722012 CA
 
 
Case Name: Barrueta v. Ralphs Grocery Company 08/16/2012
Note: A trial court judge did not abuse his discretion in declining to grant class certification to a group of off-duty and retired peace officers who worked as security guards at various California grocery stores during a labor strike on their claims that they were misclassified as independent contractors.
Citation: B233152
WCC Citation: WCC 39202012 CA
 
 
Case Name: Bartholomew v. SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. 03/16/2011
Note: California's 1st District Court of Appeal has clarified the role of a maritime presumption about ship repair contractors in Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act suits against vessel owners, a defense attorney said.
Citation: A127424
WCC Citation: WCC 37282011 CA
 
 
Case Name: Bassett-McGregor v. WCAB 11/09/1988
Note: Amending claim for specific injury to one of cumulative injuries does not change date of filing.
Citation: 205 Cal.App.3d 1102, 53 CCC 502
WCC Citation: WCC 27591988 CA
 
 
Case Name: Batterton v. Dutra Group 01/23/2018
Note: Despite a split among the federal appellate circuits, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is sticking to its view that a seaman can receive an award of punitive damages on an unseaworthiness claim.
Citation: 15-56775
WCC Citation:
 
 
Case Name: Batton v. Alten Construction, Inc. 04/08/2013
Note: The employee of an independent contractor hired to perform work on a construction project presented sufficient evidence that the contractor on the project retained control over the stairwell where the employee fell to preclude summary judgment under the Privette doctrine.
Citation: A135146
WCC Citation: WCC 39992013 CA
 
 
Case Name: Baur vs. WCAB and City of Stockton 08/21/2009
Note: Municipality that paid workers' compensation benefits is entitled to a credit whether the tortfeasor's insurer was a solvent company or CIGA and whether the recovery was for general or special damages.
Citation: C061042
WCC Citation: WCC 35562009 CA
 
 
Case Name: Bautista v. State of California 12/06/2011
Note: The 2nd District Court of Appeal issued a published decision affirming the dismissal of a lawsuit contending that the state of California failed to protect farm workers from heat-related illnesses.
Citation: B226102
WCC Citation: WCC 38302011 CA
 
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