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Case Law Library
Willette vs. AU Electric Corp.
Five part procedural test on utilization review objections; UR reports were admissible because they are specifically required in the statutory scheme under LC 4610 and are therefore relevant on issues involving medical care, disapproving their prior holding in Czarnecki.
68 CCC 1298; En Banc
WCC 30322004 CA
Williams v. Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs Ins.
Insurance agent held herself out as having expertise in the insurance needs of the plaintiff-employer and failure to advise plaintiff of the necessity for such insurance, and that it was not included in her package for plaintiff, breached the duty she assumed by holding herself out as 'the expert on the product necessary to satisfy [plaintiff's] insurance needs.'
WCC 35642009 CA
Williams v. WCAB (Hilton)
No lien against comp. benefits allowed for back due rent when debt accrued prior to injury.
17 Cal.App.4th 582
WCC 24991993 CA
Williams v. WCAB (Satellite)
Reg. 10125 requirements must be satisfied by written documents, but need not be satisfied in notice to applicant of potential eligibility for rehabilitation.
63 CCC 493 (Writ Denied)
WCC 27951998 CA
Williams vs. WCAB
Presumption of compensability applies even if claim is accepted then denied after 90 days.
74 CA 4th 1260; 64 CCC 995
WCC 30231998 CA
Wills v. Superior Court of Orange County
California law allows an employer to discipline an employee for making threats or engaging in violence, even when those behaviors are the result of a disability.
WCC 37442011 CA
Wilson v. Alstrom Power, Inc.
[Unpublished] The court made no ruling barring the introduction of evidence of 17 purported additional cases of valley fever among La Paloma workers. Appellants simply changed their minds about attempting to introduce that evidence. There was no predjudicial error in refusing to admit evidence. There was no refusal.
WCC 33752008 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 - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
NY - Activists Protest Proposed WCB Changes to Impairment Rating Method
CA - Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit
PA - Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill
CA - Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim
CA - 2nd DCA Won't Revive Actress' Civil Claims for On-Set Accident
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