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Case Law Library
Gay v. WCAB, Guarantee Collection Co.
Dr's report must demonstrate legal basis for apportionment under principle of reasonable medical probability.
96 CA 3d 555, 44 CCC 817
WCC 28451979 CA
Gaytan vs. WCAB
QME may be PTP after compliance with 4061, 4062, but disputes must be resolved per Reg 9785 before presumption apply.
109 Cal.App.4th 200
WCC 29352003 CA
Gee vs. WCAB, Lucky Stores
PTP presumption need not be formally raised; it applies if facts support application.
96 Cal.App.4th 1418
WCC 28422002 CA
Gelfo v. Lockheed Martin Corp.
Failure to accommodate or engage in interactive process following work injury where employer does not consider employee 'actually disabled' is violation of FEHA.
140 Cal. App. 4th 34
WCC 31622006 CA
Gelson's Markets, Inc. v. WCAB (Fowler)
The appropriate standard for determining discrimination against a industrially-injured worker is that set out by the Supreme Court in Rehabilitation v. Workers' Comp. Appeals Bd. (2003) 30 Cal.4th 1281 (Lauher).
WCC 35782009 CA
General Casualty et. al., etc. vs. WCAB, CIGA
Where the workers' compensation carrier for the general employer has become insolvent, and where there are no specific exclusions from the workers' compensation policy of the special employer, the policy provided by the insurer of the special employer constitutes
123 Cal. App. 4th 202
WCC 30332004 CA
General Casualty Ins. v. WCAB
Policy not intended to extend to special coverage employees is not considered
131 Cal. App. 4th 345; 31 Cal. Rptr. 3d 740
WCC 31072005 CA
General Foundry Service vs. WCAB (Jackson)
In cases of insidious, progressive diseases, the Board may tentatively rate the disability and reserve jurisdiction until P&S or until the permanent disability is 100%.
42 Cal.3d 331; 51 CCC 375
WCC 29471986 CA
General Ins. Co. of America v. WCAB
Where liability of 4 different insurers is interwoven, 2 filed for reconsideration, all 4 must be heard.
104 Cal.App.3d 278, 45 CCC 403
WCC 26581980 CA
Today's Round Up
OH - Woman Ordered to Pay Restitution for Spending Dead Boyfriend's Benefit Funds
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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.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit
CA - Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim
CA - DOJ Moving to Allow Direct Access to Prescription Database
CA - Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death
PA - Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill
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