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Case Law Library
Hawkins v. Amberwood Products
The limit of 104 compensable weeks within two years described in section 4656(c)(1) begins on the date temporary disability indemnity is first paid.
72 CCC 807
WCC 32302007 CA
Hawkins v. Travelers Insurance, et al.
The San Francisco City and County Superior Court was correct to name an applicant who sued numerous practitioners a vexatious litigant.
WCC 37342011 CA
Hegglin vs. WCAB
In cases involving multiple factors of disability caused by a single industrial accident the Board must, in any instructions it may direct to the rating bureau, fully describe each separate factor of disability.
4 Cal. 3d 162
WCC 35941971 CA
HELMAN v. ALCOA GLOBAL FASTENERS, INC.
The families of three United States Navy crewmen killed in a helicopter crash cannot file state law claims for wrongful death, because the Death on the High Seas Act preempted their state law claims, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
WCC 37262011 CA
Henderson v. Adia Servs. Inc.
"Coming and going" rule applicable to temp employees traveling from home to businesses that pay the temp agency.
182 Cal. App. 3d 1069
WCC 30371986 CA
Henry v. Red Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tustin
A California appellate court ruled that a Lutheran school is not liable under the Fair Employment and Housing Act for terminating a teacher for religious reasons, thanks to the ministerial exception.
WCC 38322011 CA
Henry v. WCAB
Seasonal employee is entitled to only 12 months of alternate seasonal work, not to 12 months of continuous work.
68 Cal.App.4th 981, 63 CCC 1481
WCC 27901998 CA
Henstorf v. State Compensation Ins. Fund
[Unpublished] State Fund's conduct in combining with Blue Cross to form an efficient bargaining unit is expressly exempt from antitrust and unfair competition laws under Business and Professions Code section 16720, Health and Safety Code section 1342.6, and Insurance Code section 10133.6.
WCC 35622009 CA
Today's Round Up
NV - WCS Schedules Basic Orientation Training
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section is holding basic orientation training sessions on Oct. 25.
The classes cover basic regulatory processes for the state’s workers’ compensation system, including a description of the forms needed when a workplace injury or occupational disease occurs.
Training will be held at the agency’s office, 1301 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200, in Henderson. Training will be available via video conference at the Division of Industrial Relations building, 400 W. King St., in Carson City.
The first class is at 9:30 a.m. and the second is .
CA - DWC Posts Draft Benefit Notice Rules to Forum
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The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted proposed revisions to rules pertaining to notice requirements for denied claims to its online forum for public comment.
Senate Bill 1160 requires the DWC to adopt rules by Jan. 1, 2018, to provide workers with notice that they can access medical treatment outside the work comp system when a claim is denied. The proposed revision will add to benefit notices a statement saying, “Although your claim has been denied, if you believe that you still need medical treatment for your injury or illness, you have the right to obtain trea.
CA - Anne Schmitz Named WCAB Secretary
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The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board named Anne Schmitz as its secretary, effective immediately.
Schmitz, a deputy commissioner, served as acting secretary since Aug. 31. She is taking over the position on a permanent basis to replace Richard Newman, secretary and deputy commissioner, who is retiring.
Schmitz joined the Department of Industrial Relations as an attorney in 2010.
Newman joined the WCAB in 2016 after Rick Dietrich retired. Before taking over as secretary, Newman had served as chief judge of the Division of Workers’ Compensation since September 2011.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
CA - Limited Injunction to Apply Only to Liens Not Listed on DWC Website
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
NY - Activists Protest Proposed WCB Changes to Impairment Rating Method
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - QME Report Examines Impact of Suspended Providers, Med-Legal Agents
CA - 2nd DCA Won't Revive Actress' Civil Claims for On-Set Accident
CA - Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim
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