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Rhiner v. WCAB
Strict liability for delay of payment.
4 Cal.4th 1213
WCC 3401993 CA
Richard H. Moss v. PG&E Corporation et al
A PG&E attorney's suit against the employer failed because he provided insufficient evidence of a discriminatory reason for his termination.
WCC 37102011 CA
Richardson-Tunnell v. School Insurance Program for Employees (SIPE)
The government immunity established in Government Code section 821.6 will override liability created by Civil Code section 1708.8, absent an expression of legislative intent to the contrary. Nothing in Civil Code section 1708.8 or its legislative history evidences any intent to create new government liability.
157 Cal. App. 4th 1056; 69 Cal. Rptr. 3d 176
WCC 32862007 CA
Richey v. Autonation, Inc.
An employer could not defend against an employee's claim that it wrongfully interfered with his medical leave by firing him based on its good faith belief that the employee was working at another job while he was on leave.
WCC 39512012 CA
Rickards v. UPS, Inc.
A claim of disability discrimination filed by an attorney through the Department of Fair Employment and Housing's automated system is a 'verified' complaint.
WCC 39062012 CA
Riddle v. WCAB
Amended 132a pleading which cured defects in fact specification dates back to original filing.
60 CCC 170
WCC 27641995 CA
Rider v. WCAB
[Unpublished] Only those orders, decisions and awards of the WCAB deemed to be final have been held to be within section 5950.
WCC 35682009 CA
Ristow v. County of San Bernardino et al.
Exclusive remedy bars a lawsuit alleging assault by the San Bernardino County District Attorney because the plaintiff did not name the D.A. in his individual capacity.
WCC 39172012 CA
Ritchie v. WCAB
Officer not entitled to voc. rehab. after effective date of retirement under PERS.
24 Cal.App.4th 1174
WCC 26831994 CA
Today's Round Up
OH - Woman Ordered to Pay Restitution for Spending Dead Boyfriend's Benefit Funds
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.
NY - Activists Protest Proposed WCB Changes to Impairment Rating Method
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Groups of workers' advocates have continued to pressure the state Workers' Compensation Board to not adopt rules that would change how impairment ratings are decided — a move, they say, that would reduce benefits.
The Albany Times-Union reported Wednesday that activists in Buffalo, Brooklyn, Hauppauge and Long Island were set to submit "thousands of petitions" to their local Workers' Compensation Board offices, as well as to the board's headquarters in Menands.
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health has come o.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
FL - Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
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