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Case Name: Wall Units, Inc. v. SCIF 06/09/2008
Note: [Unpublished] The trial court used proper legal criteria and assumptions in denying class certification when it focused on the absence of 'common questions of law or fact.'
Citation: B200331
WCC Citation: WCC 33822008 CA
Case Name: Waqia v. City of Oakland 11/28/2007
Note: [Unpublished] Although the statutory burden to accommodate rests with the employer, an employee cannot shirk his duties to try to accommodate himself or to cooperate with his employer in reaching an accommodation by a mere recalcitrant citation of religious precepts.
Citation: A114704
WCC Citation: WCC 32822007 CA
Case Name: Ward v. City of Desert Hot Springs 09/25/2006
Note: For claimed injuries occurring on or after 1/1/05, where claimant represented by an attorney, correct med-legal procedure for compensability is 4062.2 only; reports under 4064(d) are inadmissable.
Citation: 71 CCC 1313
WCC Citation: WCC 31842006 CA
Case Name: Warner v. WCAB 12/27/2011
Note: A firefighter's decision to help his wife trim the wisteria in front of their Catalina Island home was incidentally related to his job because island residents would occasionally go to his home for emergency help.
Citation: B232190
WCC Citation: WCC 38382011 CA
Case Name: Waste Management vs. Superior Court 06/01/2004
Note: Parent not liable to employee of subsidiary for injury/death where parent lacked control.
Citation: 119 Cal. App. 4th 105; 13 Cal. Rptr. 3d 910
WCC Citation: WCC 29862004 CA
Case Name: Watters Associates v. Superior Court 02/25/1991
Note: Temp agency exempted from liability for damages recovered by employee.
Citation: 227 Cal.App.3d 1341
WCC Citation: WCC 23951991 CA
Case Name: Wayne Lewis v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board 11/21/2008
Note: A physician's report stating that an applicant cannot return to his regular job duties and may need vocational rehabilitation indicates the existence of permanent disability and triggers use of the 1997 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule instead of the version adopted in 2005.
Citation: C057392
WCC Citation: WCC 34642008 CA
Case Name: Wayne Oberreuter et al v. Traylor Brothers 05/05/2011
Note: California's common law Hooker/Privette doctrine barred an subcontractor's employee from suing a general contractor.
Citation: D056637
WCC Citation: WCC 37602011 CA
Case Name: WCAB v. Small Claims Court 11/29/1973
Note: Small claims court had no jurisdiction to hear case regarding expert witness and attorney fees from WC claim.
Citation: 35 Cal.App.3d 643
WCC Citation: WCC 27481973 CA
Case Name: Webb v. San Luis Obispo Community College Dist. 12/10/2007
Note: [Unpublished] A plaintiff may not sue for damages based on violation of the privacy clause of article I, section 1 of the California Constitution.
Citation: B195886
WCC Citation: WCC 32872007 CA
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