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Defense Attorney's Assailant Can't Claim Workers' Compensation Exemption

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 2857 | 0 | 117 min read

A California appellate court ruled that a homeowner could not assert a workers’ compensation exemption on funds from a judgment levy imposed from his assault on a defense attorney in 2006. Case: Mayflower Capital Co. Profit Sharing Plan v. Patel, No. B300632, 06/30/2020, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: In February 2006, Mulji Patel attacked defense attorney Erwin A. Nepomuceno with a hammer during a medical appointment. Patel was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and received a 12-year prison sentence. Nepomuceno filed a personal injury suit against Pa...

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