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Hinkle v. WCAB
Injury not compensable where employee injured while picking up paycheck at place/ time within employee's discretion
175 Cal. App. 3d 587
WCC 30521985 CA
Hinojosa vs. WCAB
Requirement that employee provide own transportation between 'fields' on the job creates compensable injury.
8 Cal 3d 150
WCC 29921972 CA
Hinson vs. WCAB
No 'Going & Coming' if personal transportation on job not a requirement.
42 CA3d 246
WCC 29931974 CA
Hobbs v. Marin county Employees Retirement Assn.
[Unpublished] Courts have rejected the claim that the class of employees to which the heart trouble presumption applies should be expanded and accordingly, the court did not err by failing to 'impute' the legislative intent plaintiff claims is behind the heart trouble presumptions in workers' compensation law...to the service-related disability retirement of all county employees.
WCC 34332008 CA
Hodge v. Aon Insurance Services et al.
Cambridge Integrated Services did not violate overtime regulations because it designated its claims adjusters as exempt administrative employees, the 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled in a class action suit on Wednesday.
WCC 37122011 CA
Hodge v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County
Even though the contractual duties of the employer implicitly include performance of mandatory statutory duties, such as the payment of overtime wages, and even though the application of the statutory requirements includes factual determinations, defendent is not entitled to a jury trial.
145 Cal. App. 4th 278
WCC 31962006 CA
Hodges v. WCAB
WCJ's statement that he had difficulty concluding employer would condone horseplay was a
82 Cal.App.3d 894, 43 CCC 870
WCC 26481978 CA
Hodgman v. WCAB
The Board has no basis for restricting compensation to nonduplicative care because the parties agreed in a compromise and release agreement (C&R) that the guardian was entitled to compensation for duplicative care and the employer, not the estate of the injured worker, should bear the expense.
155 Cal. App. 4th 44; 65 Cal. Rptr. 3d 687
WCC 32542007 CA
Hoffman v. Andrews
Superior court has equity jurisdiction, has power to enjoin action to satisfy a judgment.
68 Cal.App.2d 421, 10 CCC 67
WCC 26101945 CA
Hofmeister v. WCAB
4661.5 applicable to county reserve firefighter.
156 Cal.App.3d 848, 49 CCC 438
WCC 25441984 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 - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit
PA - Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill
CA - Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim
CA - DOJ Moving to Allow Direct Access to Prescription Database
CA - 2nd DCA Won't Revive Actress' Civil Claims for On-Set Accident
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