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Case Law Library
Welch v. CSTRB
The California State Teachers' Retirement Board needs to consider whether misinformation prevented an injured teacher from prevailing on her disability retirement claim.
WCC 38512012 CA
Wheeler & Beaton v. WCAB
Consider atty. services resulting in subst. higher benefits; may legitimate higher award of atty. fees.
40 Cal.App.4th 389
WCC 27141995 CA
Whetstone v. City of Lodi
A municipal employee's action to recover back-pay and benefits for the time during which the city constructively separated her from employment after her industrial injury was barred by the California Tort Claims Act.
WCC 38782012 CA
Whittier Union High School District v. Haven Construction, Inc.
A trial court erroneously refused to allow jury instructions on the doctrine of negligence per se in a case featuring an employer and an injured worker's suits alleging that a construction company built faulty wooden stairs.
WCC 34932009 CA
Wiley v. WCAB
[Unpublished] Whether or not enhanced IDL results in payment of full salary, payment of enhanced IDL benefits equals payment of temporary disability indemnity, for purposes of the section 4656(c)(1) limitation on temporary disability indemnity.'
WCC 33712008 CA
Wilhelm v. WCAB
WCAB may make fact determination contrary to referee upon independent exam. of record.
255 Cal.App.2d 30
WCC 26861967 CA
Wilkinson v. WCAB
Whenever a worker sustains successive industrial injuries to the same part of his body while working for the same employer, and these injuries become permanent at the same time, the board should render a single award for the combined disability.
19 Cal.3d 491
WCC 24771977 CA
Willette vs. AU Electric (#2)
Recon denied as not from final order; if neither party agree with panel QME, judicial determination necessary; No determination on weight of UR report vs. PTP or QME reports.
69 CCC (2004); En Banc
WCC 30692004 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
PA - Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill
CA - DOJ Moving to Allow Direct Access to Prescription Database
CA - Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death
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