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Case Name: Amer. Intern. Adj. Co., Inc. v. Crawford 01/09/1997
Note: WCAB has jurisdiction over bad faith or fraud claims against carriers or medical/legal lien claimants.
Citation: 51 Cal. App. 4th 1489, 62 CCC 22
WCC Citation: WCC 24851997 CA
Case Name: Amer. Psych. Consultants, Inc. v. WCAB 07/21/1995
Note: When both parties equally mistaken where money was paid, restitution not available.
Citation: 36 Cal.App.4th 1626, 60 CCC 559
WCC Citation: WCC 24401995 CA
Case Name: Ameri-Medical Corp. v. WCAB 02/27/1996
Note: 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.
Citation: 42 Cal.App.4th 1260, 61 CCC 149
WCC Citation: WCC 24421996 CA
Case Name: American Casualty v. Miller 01/29/2008
Note: 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.
Citation: B192216
WCC Citation: WCC 33092008 CA
Case Name: American Home Assurance v. WCAB (Wuertz) 09/11/2009
Note: 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.
Citation: F057906
WCC Citation: WCC 35662009 CA
Case Name: American Medical Response v. WCAB (Westerman) 04/24/2012
Note: 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.
Citation: B235468
WCC Citation: WCC 38882012 CA
Case Name: American Modern Home Ins. Co. v. Fahmian, et al. 04/08/2011
Note: 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.
Citation: G042799
WCC Citation: WCC 37422011 CA
Case Name: American Safety Casualty Ins. Co. v. Mothershead 05/12/2009
Note: [Unpublished] Two plaintiffs who did not accept pretrial settlement offers are not liable for a defendant's expert witness fees, because the offers were unclear and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.
Citation: B206494
WCC Citation: WCC 35212009 CA
Case Name: Amerigas Propane, LP v. Landstar Ranger, Inc. 05/18/2010
Note: 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.
Citation: E048536
WCC Citation: WCC 36232010 CA
Case Name: Amico vs. WCAB 12/02/1974
Note: Prior rating or award does not necessarily evidence prior level of disability.
WCC Citation: WCC 30271974 CA
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