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Case Law Library
Salcido v. WCAB (LA Unified)
No relief from attorney mistake in filing Petition for Reconsideration late, filing at wrong office, etc.
63 CCC 483
WCC 27221998 CA
Salit v. WCAB
A judge based a decision denying compensation for a former police officer's irritable bowel syndrome upon insufficient evidence, the 2nd District Court of Appeal concluded.
WCC 38292011 CA
San Bernardino Comm. Hospital v. WCAB
Applicant unfairly didn't disclose doctor's report or witness at MSC; Board's power to develop record can't circumvent 5502(d)(3).
74 Cal.App.4th 928
WCC 25491999 CA
San Diego v. WCAB
[Unpublished] The 2005 schedule applies when pre-Jan. 1st, 2005 doctor's report does not indicate the existence of permanent disability.
WCC 32462007 CA
San Francisco Unified School Dist. v. WCAB (Cordozo)
A workers' compensation judge must consider nonindustrial factors while deciding whether good faith personnel actions were the substantial cause of a psychiatric injury, the 1st District Court of Appeal concluded.
WCC 38202010 CA
San Mateo County v WCAB
Penalties proper because employer didn't establish doubt as to its liability; multiple penalties because multiple acts of delay.
55 CCC 378
WCC 26471990 CA
Sanchez v. Brooke
An in-home health care worker who was badly burned attempting to rescue her ward from a burning building could not recover the full amount billed for her care since her medical provider accepted a discounted amount from her employer.
WCC 38702012 CA
Today's Round Up
OH - Woman Ordered to Pay Restitution for Spending Dead Boyfriend's Benefit Funds
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.
NY - Activists Protest Proposed WCB Changes to Impairment Rating Method
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Groups of workers' advocates have continued to pressure the state Workers' Compensation Board to not adopt rules that would change how impairment ratings are decided — a move, they say, that would reduce benefits.
The Albany Times-Union reported Wednesday that activists in Buffalo, Brooklyn, Hauppauge and Long Island were set to submit "thousands of petitions" to their local Workers' Compensation Board offices, as well as to the board's headquarters in Menands.
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health has come o.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
FL - Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
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