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Case Law Library
Wilson vs. Obedoza
[Unpublished] Malpractice claim of injured inmate/worker against treating physician barred by provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act.
WCC 35152009 CA
Wings West Airlines v. WCAB
Actual contribution of support by deceased employee required to find partial dependency.
187 CalApp.3d 1047
WCC 26561986 CA
Wisdom v. AccentCare
An employer's arbitration agreement was unenforceable because it was procedurally and substantively unconscionable.
WCC 38412012 CA
Withem v. Ron Rogers & Associates
An employer did not discriminate when it terminated a worker whose doctors said she was totally disabled, but it may have violated the Fair Employment and Housing Act before she was terminated by refusing to accommodate her fibromyalgia before she took medical leave.
WCC 34702008 CA
Witt v. Jackson
Employer negligence is imputed to carrier limiting subrogation recovery.
57 Cal.2d 57
WCC 23811961 CA
Wolf v. State Bar
[Unpublished] Appellant had three opportunities to be heard on the claim against him, but no substantive opposition was ever presented. Surely, the process here afforded appellant a reasonable opportunity to be heard, in satisfaction of his due process rights.
WCC 34082008 CA
Wolski v. IAC
Worker's sight in only good eye destroyed- no PTD
70 Cal.App.2d 427
WCC 25451945 CA
Woods v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.
[Unpublished] Inasmuch as the appliances required by the SAA's implementing regulations only represent the minimum of safety equipment, there is nothing prohibiting the installation of additional safety appliances.
WCC 33432008 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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