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Case Law Library
Mathies v. Buhrer
A trial court must decide whether an uninsured contractor's decision to hire several employees could result in a homeowner's liability for a work-related injury.
WCC 39892013 CA
Maureen DeSaulles v. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
The Superior Court did not err in dismissing a FEHA lawsuit filed by a disabled worker whose employer placed her on unpaid leave while awaiting more information on her medical restrictions and offered her an alternative position that the worker found unsuitable.
WCC 37782011 CA
McCarty v. WCAB
Intoxication not a defense where employer permits consumption of alcohol.
12 Cal.3d 677, 33 CCC 712
WCC 3411974 CA
McClune v. WCAB
WCJ and WCAB can order taking new evidence when record lacks substantial evidence to find industrial causation, such duty imposed by due process.
62 Cal.App.4th 1117, 63 CCC 261
WCC 26811998 CA
McClure v. Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation
An employee of a temporary staffing firm assigned to work at the California Department of Corrections was a special employee of the department under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled in affirming a jury award in a sexual-harassment lawsuit.
WCC 37662011 CA
McCormick v. San Pedro Bait Co.
The Privette doctrine barred an injured worker's negligence suit against the owner of a bait barge.
WCC 35862009 CA
McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Co. v. WCAB
Settling employer not liable for contribution to another employer absent evidence that settlement was in bad faith.
58 CCC 305
WCC 26031993 CA
Today's Round Up
OR - WCD Holding Educational Conference in November
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division is holding its 15th annual education conference on Nov. 8 and 9 in Salem.
The division said the conference is intended to increase understanding of the state’s work comp system but hast not published a schedule outlining specific topics that will be covered during the two-day event.
Registration is $350 per person.
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held at the Salem convention center.
A registration form is here, and more information will be posted here when available.
CO - Pinnacol Holding Conference on Fraud
Colorado’s Pinnacol Assurance is holding its second annual workers’ compensation fraud conference in November.
The two-day event will explore the keys to successful workers’ compensation fraud prosecutions, including tips on how to write reports of suspected fraudulent activity for prosecutors to investigate.
The conference will also include sessions discussing provider fraud, employer fraud and labor brokering.
The conference runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 3.
The event is being held at Pinnacol’s office, 7501 E. Lowry Blvd. in Denver.
OR - Police Department Outfitting Rifles With Suppressors to Save on Comp Costs
Police officers in Spokane, Washington, will soon be carrying suppressed rifles in their cruisers in an effort to shield themselves from hearing damage and avoid related workers' compensation claims, according to a report by the Spokesman-Review.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the Spokane City Council approved a contract to purchase suppressors for 181 service rifles to protect the city from the legal cost of compensation claims filed by police officers. Although they're colloquially know as "silencers," suppressors don't actually silence a gun.
The newspaper said th.
NATL. - WCRI Webinar Focuses on Fee Schedule Designs
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Key decisions that states have to make when designing and updating medical fee schedules will be the topic of a webinar by the Workers Compensation Research Institute on Nov. 2.
Senior Public Policy Analyst Rebecca Yang and economist Olesya Fomenko will discuss WCRI research on fee schedules, and take questions from the audience. Studies to be covered in the webinar include:
Designing Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedules 2016. The study highlighted important design choices that public officials face in adopting, reforming and updating fee schedules for physicians, and dis.
PA - Agent Charged With Additional Insurance Fraud Crimes
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An insurance agent charged with defrauding three clients this summer was arrested Thursday on alleged violations involving three additional firms, The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
Timothy Hewitt, 41, of South Abington Township, was charged with insurance fraud, forgery and theft against Arc Electric of Hazleton, Hi-Tech Flooring of Kingston and Designtech Interiors of Kingston.
Authorities say Hewitt collected nearly $14,000 from the companies to post insurance bonds that they needed to secure certain jobs, but he never sent the money to the surety company.
CA - Marketer Said to Be Fishing for Deal Long Before Feds Started Busting Kickback Rings
CA - Psychiatrist Facing Suspension Files Constitutional Challenge in Federal Court
CA - Convicted Fraudster Was Entitled to PPD Award for Legitimate Injury
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - DWC Sends Suspension Notice to Embattled Marketer
FL - Rate Decrease Would Mean Lawmakers Have No Stomach for Reforms
CA - Last Round of Briefs Filed Ahead of Hearing on Lien Stay Injunction
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
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