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Case Law Library
Babbitt v. Ow Jing dba National Market and Golden Eagle Insurance Co.
A defendant may satisfy its obligation under Labor Code section 4600 to provide reasonable medical treatment by transferring an injured worker into an MPN in conformity with applicable statutes and regulations regardless of the date of injury or the date of an award of future medical treatment.
WCC 32082007 CA
Badillo v. Abc Industries, Inc. et al.
A janitor who was hired and fired by the same company on three different occasions was time-barred from asserting her claims of harassment, retaliation, disability discrimination, wrongful termination and violation of the Family Rights Act.
WCC 38752012 CA
Bagatti v. Dept. of Rehab
FEHA suit is not barred by exclusive remedy doctrine.
97 Cal.App.4th 344
WCC 28462002 CA
Baglione v. Hertz Car Sales
For the 1997 Schedule to apply under section 4660(d), the existence of permanent disability must be indicated in either a pre-2005 comprehensive medical-legal report or a pre-2005 report from a treating physician.
72 CCC 444
WCC 32142007 CA
Bailey v. Reliance Ins. Co.
Employer's settlement of past benefits in 3rd party case does not defeat credit against future benefits.
79 Cal.App.4th 449, 65 CCC 375
WCC 23872000 CA
Baillargeon v. Dept. of Water & Power
Tolling rule suspends statute of limitations to date decision becomes final, not when filed.
69 Cal.App.3d 670, 42 CCC 1142
WCC 26531977 CA
Baker v. WCAB (X.S.)
SAWW increase begins the January 1st of the year following the date the life pension or permanent total disability payments begin.
WCC 37902011 CA
Bakersfield City School Dist. v. WCAB
[Unpublished] In light of his perception of danger to schools in the vicinity, combined with an absence of a specific employment policy prohibiting his conduct, the employee acted reasonably when engaging in a minor deviation from the course of his employment to assist the police in apprehending a fleeing suspect.
72 CCC 1191
WCC 32572007 CA
Ballester v. Ecolab
A terminated employee's suit for intentional infliction of emotional distress contained allegations that were insufficient to avoid the bar of exclusive remedy.
WCC 37162011 CA
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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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