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Case Law Library
Caso v. Nimrod Productions, Inc.
[Unpublished] Because a special employee relationship was established between plaintiffs and defendant, plaintiffs' cause of action for personal injury is barred by workers' compensation exclusive remedy.
WCC 33572008 CA
Castro Valley Unif. School Dist. v. WCAB
Employer liable for maintenance allowance absent giving notice confirming lack of modified/alternate work; 139.5 cap does not apply until notice given.
64 CCC 668
WCC 27931999 CA
Catalina Car Wash vs. DIR
Coverage exists as matter of law where parties intended and no penalty attaches despite lack of documentation.
105 Cal.App.4th 162
WCC 29132003 CA
Catholic Healthcare West v CIGA
Any claims presented by the corporation that employed the claimant were covered claims despite the fact that the corporation changed its name to a name not listed in the insurance policy.
WCC 35692009 CA
Catrell Brown v. Foster Farms Poultry
A worker who believed his co-workers were spitting into his drink failed to clearly state a specific cause of action in his complaint against his employer,.
WCC 35412009 CA
Cavanaugh v. WCAB
No presumption of proof of service when endorsement does not contain the date of actual service.
255 Cal.App.2d 181, 32 CCC 445
WCC 27871967 CA
Cedillo vs. WCAB
Employee of unlicensed contractor must meet criteria of 3352(h) before customer becomes statutory employer.
106 Cal.App.4th 227
WCC 29172003 CA
Ceradyne, Inc. v. Argonaut Insurance Co.
[Unpublished] Because the Insurance Program Agreement (IPA) contains a severability clause, we conclude the trial court had authority to sever the void arbitration clause, deny arbitration, and deny the stay/dismissal request.
WCC 35292009 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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