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WCAB Assesses $40k in Sanctions for Misuse of Reconsideration

Monday, May 20, 2024 | 0

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board sanctioned an attorney and a hearing representative a combined $40,000 for requesting reconsideration to delay proceedings. The board in an en banc decision published Thursday said eight reconsideration requests filed by hearing rep Lance Garrett and verified by attorney Susan Garrett were frivolous and that the proposed sanctions of $2,500 for each violation, $20,000 apiece total, were appropriate. “Susan Garrett and Lance Garrett halted trial proceedings in eight cases by filing petitions for reconsideration that were indisputably without...

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