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Case Law Library
Bi-Coastal Payroll Services, Inc. v. CIGA
Plaintiffs' duty to file notice of appeal arose from the service of notice of entry of judgment, not the service of the trial court's earlier minute order and that their appeal is therefore timely.
WCC 35282009 CA
Biggers v. WCAB
Courtroom bailiff's duties came within scope of active law enforcement.
69 Cal.App.4th 431, 64 CCC 19
WCC 26871999 CA
Biloy v. WCAB (C.A. Rocha & Sons)
Evidence in carrier's possession cannot be 'new' evidence absent good showing that ev. was 'undiscoverable'.
40 CCC 35
WCC 27311975 CA
Blackburn v. WCAB
[Unpublished] Since Blackburn did not petition for reconsideration from the WCJ's findings and award and all other issues were affirmed by the WCAB, there is no issue before this court to review.
WCC 34032008 CA
Blackledge v. Bank of America
[En Banc] Physician's role is to assess the injured employee's whole person impairment percentage(s); WCJ's role is to frame instructions; rater's role is to issue a recommended permanent disability rating; WCJ is not bound by a rater's disability rating; must be no ex parte communication between the WCJ and the rater.
WCC 36352010 CA
Blanchard v. WCAB
Faulty petition to reopen valid when it gives notice of being based on alleged increased disability.
53 CA 3d 590, 40 CCC 784
WCC 27711975 CA
Bland v. WCAB
Awkwardness in allegation does not restrict worker's right to compensation; Petition to Reopen need not request particular classification of compensation.
3 Cal.3d 324, 35 CCC 513
WCC 26431970 CA
Today's Round Up
GA - Inadequate Fall Protection Leads to Citations Against Contractor
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Equipping construction workers with fall-prevention harnesses, but allegedly not tying off the harnesses to arrest a fall, has led to federal citations against an Alabama-based subcontractor.
Structural Subcontractors Service LLC was issued citations last week for one willful and two serious safety violations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The citations carry proposed penalties of $102,669.
OSHA launched an inspection of the business on July 7 as part of the agency’s regional emphasis program to limit falls in construction. OSHA compliance safety a.
PA - Contractor Faces $191K Fine for Scaffold Hazards
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The owner of a New Jersey construction company has been cited for exposing workers to alleged hazards at a Philadelphia job site, including allowing employees to work on a scaffold that was too close to power lines.
The owner, Vyacheslav Leshko, faces $191,215 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA last month issued citations to Leshko for eight repeat and two serious violations.
Responding to a complaint of unsafe working conditions, OSHA inspectors in March found employees performing masonry and bricklaying while on a scaffold that was dange.
AK - Contractor Drops Appeal of Fine for Fatal Accident
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A contractor agreed to pay $280,000 in penalties for safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker, and an additional $12,500 for misclassifying the worker as an independent contractor.
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development said Mark Welty, operating as North Country Services, dropped his appeal of the $280,000 citation issued in February. He accepted the violations as “willful,” meaning he acted with indifference toward the health and safety of his employees, the department said in a statement.
Nicholson Tinker, 24, died Sept. 30, 2016, when a retai.
NATL. - Alliant Names New SVP/Pharmacy Practice Lead
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Alliant Employee Benefits named Sal Morana senior vice president and pharmacy practice lead for hospitals and health systems as part of its expanding pharmacy consulting practice.
The company said Morana was a senior consultant in the national pharmacy practice of a global advisory and brokerage firm that Alliant didn’t identify in a statement released Monday. He had also had leadership positions in pharmacy divisions of other companies in the health care industry, according to Alliant.
Morana earned a doctorate degree in pharmacology and toxicology from Dartmouth Medical.
KS - Judge Orders State to Refund Money Swept Out of Work Comp Fund
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A Kansas county judge has ordered the state to repay a little more than $3 million that it swept out of its Workers’ Compensation Fee Fund and other funds financed by user fees to balance the state budget during the height of the recession in 2009, the Lawrence Journal-World reported Wednesday.
Shawnee County Judge Franklin Theis issued the order late last month in response to a lawsuit brought by several group self-insurance pools. Former Speaker of the House Mike O’Neal, a Hutchinson attorney, represented the plaintiffs in the suit, according to the newspaper..
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - DWC Sends Suspension Notice to Embattled Marketer
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
CA - Last Round of Briefs Filed Ahead of Hearing on Lien Stay Injunction
FL - Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
CA - San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges
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