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3rd DCA to Decide Widow's Entitlement to Benefits for Husband's Suicide

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Monday, April 13, 2015 | 1

California's 3rd District Court of Appeal has agreed to weigh in on whether the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board needed to address a widow's entitlement to death benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System before deciding her entitlement to compensation for her late-husband's suicide. Gregory Thompson had worked as a corrections officer at the High Desert State Prison until an attack by an inmate wielding a makeshift knife left him permanently partially disabled in February 2011. He was unable to continue working as a corrections officer because o...

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