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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
Case Name: Bawaan v. Civil Service Commission of Los Angeles County 09/11/2012
Note: A municipal employer could rely on competent medical and legal evidence to conclude that an employee with severe, long-standing and debilitating psychiatric conditions was unable to perform her regular duties or any alternate position, and was not required to await resolution of her workers' compensation claim before medically releasing her from employment.
Citation: B230200
WCC Citation: WCC 39312012 CA
Case Name: Baxter v. Riverside Community College District 04/03/2012
Note: A disabled college professor was not entitled to reinstatement after taking disability leave because she did not provide adequate notice of her ability to return to work.
Citation: E052406
WCC Citation: WCC 38822012 CA
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