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Conservator for Injured Worker Can't Assess Attorney Fees Against Comp Carrier

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 1377 | 0 | 273 min read

A California appellate court ruled that a probate court lacked jurisdiction to hear a conservator’s motion to assess attorney fees against the workers’ compensation insurance carrier for the conservatee’s employer. Case: In re Conservatorship of Howard, No. H044250, 07/02/2020, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: In February 2011, Daniel Howard suffered major injuries in an automobile accident with another driver, Margaret Ruhl. Howard was driving his Toyota Camry and acting within the scope of his employment with Agra Tech Inc. The Hartford Accident & Indemnity...

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