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Case Name: American Home Assurance v. WCAB (Wuertz) 09/11/2009
Note: A worker who was injured while riding his motorcycle to a rare work-related meeting on his day off was performing a 'special mission' at the time, and is entitled to compensation for his injuries.
Citation: F057906
WCC Citation: WCC 35662009 CA
Case Name: American Medical Response v. WCAB (Westerman) 04/24/2012
Note: Substantial evidence existed to prove that a stroke which rendered a 50-year-old paramedic permanently and totally disabled arose out of and in the course of employment, even though the applicant had allegedly refused to undergo a medical test that might have disproved his treating physician's causation theory.
Citation: B235468
WCC Citation: WCC 38882012 CA
Case Name: American Modern Home Ins. Co. v. Fahmian, et al. 04/08/2011
Note: A homeowners insurance company is entitled to a $300,000 reimbursement from an insured employer after proving that its policy excluded any coverage for his private business.
Citation: G042799
WCC Citation: WCC 37422011 CA
Case Name: American Safety Casualty Ins. Co. v. Mothershead 05/12/2009
Note: [Unpublished] Two plaintiffs who did not accept pretrial settlement offers are not liable for a defendant's expert witness fees, because the offers were unclear and conditional.
Citation: B206494
WCC Citation: WCC 35212009 CA
Case Name: Amerigas Propane, LP v. Landstar Ranger, Inc. 05/18/2010
Note: A trial court should not have granted a defendant's motion for summary judgment because a factual question existed about whether an injured trucker was an employee, and whether a company owed him a duty as an independent contractor.
Citation: E048536
WCC Citation: WCC 36232010 CA
Case Name: Amico vs. WCAB 12/02/1974
Note: Prior rating or award does not necessarily evidence prior level of disability.
WCC Citation: WCC 30271974 CA
Case Name: An Independent Home Support Service, Inc. v. Superior Court of San Diego, State Compensation Insurance Fund 12/21/2006
Note: A referral agency that provides domestic workers to individuals and entities is deemed not to be the employers, for the purposes of workers' compensation, of the domestic workers they refer.
Citation: 145 Cal. App. 4th 1418
WCC Citation: WCC 32002006 CA
Case Name: Andersen v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board 04/19/2007
Note: Employer violated section 132a by requiring claimant to use his earned vacation time rather than sick leave to attend medical appointments to care for his industrial injuries.
Citation: 149 Cal. App. 4th 1369, 72 CCC 389
WCC Citation: WCC 32172007 CA
Case Name: Anderson v. Catholic Healthcare West 04/11/2013
Note: A hospital made reasonable efforts to accommodate a nurse with a severe latex allergy and its decision to fire her when a suitable modified duty position could not be found did not violate the Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Citation: A127934
WCC Citation: WCC 40022013 CA
Case Name: Anderson v. Denham Contracting 03/30/2009
Note: [Unpublished] A subcontractor did not owe a project foreman a duty of care to prevent him from falling through a hole in the roof.
Citation: A119834
WCC Citation: WCC 35092009 CA
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