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Amer. Intern. Adj. Co., Inc. v. Crawford
WCAB has jurisdiction over bad faith or fraud claims against carriers or medical/legal lien claimants.
51 Cal. App. 4th 1489, 62 CCC 22
WCC 24851997 CA
Ameri-Medical Corp. v. WCAB
Defendants objecting to bill have interest in impermissable charges but not unfettered access to doctor's business records; Disclosure of identity of medical reports preparers is essential.
42 Cal.App.4th 1260, 61 CCC 149
WCC 24421996 CA
American Casualty v. Miller
The injured worker's injuries arose from an event commonly thought of as environmental pollution. An ordinary insured would reasonably expect that the release of methylene chloride into a public sewer is environmental pollution.
WCC 33092008 CA
American Home Assurance v. WCAB (Wuertz)
A worker who was injured while riding his motorcycle to a rare work-related meeting on his day off was performing a 'special mission' at the time, and is entitled to compensation for his injuries.
WCC 35662009 CA
American Medical Response v. WCAB (Westerman)
Substantial evidence existed to prove that a stroke which rendered a 50-year-old paramedic permanently and totally disabled arose out of and in the course of employment, even though the applicant had allegedly refused to undergo a medical test that might have disproved his treating physician's causation theory.
WCC 38882012 CA
American Modern Home Ins. Co. v. Fahmian, et al.
A homeowners insurance company is entitled to a $300,000 reimbursement from an insured employer after proving that its policy excluded any coverage for his private business.
WCC 37422011 CA
American Safety Casualty Ins. Co. v. Mothershead
[Unpublished] Two plaintiffs who did not accept pretrial settlement offers are not liable for a defendant's expert witness fees, because the offers were unclear and conditional.
WCC 35212009 CA
Amerigas Propane, LP v. Landstar Ranger, Inc.
A trial court should not have granted a defendant's motion for summary judgment because a factual question existed about whether an injured trucker was an employee, and whether a company owed him a duty as an independent contractor.
WCC 36232010 CA
Amico vs. WCAB
Prior rating or award does not necessarily evidence prior level of disability.
WCC 30271974 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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