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4th DCA Says WCAB Can't Ignore Privilege Rules

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | 0

Evidence Code statutes governing privilege are applicable in workers' compensation proceedings, and so the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board cannot compel a party to produce documents for review as a means of determining the validity of a claimed privilege, a California appellate court ruled.Case: Regents of the University of California v. WCAB (Lappi), No. G048217, 05/23/2014, unpublished. Facts: Shirley Lappi sustained a workplace injury in 2003 while working as an administrative assistant for the University of California at Irvine. Lappi filed a claim for benefits and demande...

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