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Workers' Compensation News

Davis Trying to Balance 8 New WCJs with Budget 02/08/2002
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Sources who wish to remain anonymous have told WCC that Governor Davis...Read More
Deal Struck on CA Benefits Reform 02/01/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 47 | 0
According to an LA Times report this morning, Gov. Gray Davis has struck a deal with organized labor, trial lawyers and Democratic lawmakers on a workers' compensation benefits increase. The Times says that legislation currently being drafted will increase benefits for injured workers from the cu...Read More
Delta Casualty in Liquidation 01/25/2002
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Standard & Poor's today assigned its 'R' financial strength rating to Delta Casualty Co. (Delta Casualty). On Dec. 4, 2001, the Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois issued an order of liquidation upon finding that Delta Casualty was insolvent by more than $1 million. The Illinois Insurance Gua...Read More
Discretion Abused When Intervenor Relied on Court 12/29/2001
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 56 | 0 | Popular with Legal
On December 27, the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, chastised the Orange County Superior Court for essentially denying an intervenor the right to proceed when the intervenor relied upon local court practice that deviated from written state law. In Lohnes v. Astron Computer Products (G...Read More
DWC & WCAB Forum for New Regs; 10890 Pending 12/14/2001
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The California Department of Workers' Compensation (DWC) and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) have inaugurated an online forum where members of the public can review and comment on suggested new regulations, policies, organizational changes and other proposals currently under considera...Read More
Davis Issues New Reform Proposal 11/28/2001
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California Governor Gray Davis has proposed workers...Read More
Davis Signs Four Comp Bills on Saturday 10/15/2001
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On Saturday, California Governor Gray Davis signed four workers...Read More
Davis Vetoes SB 1176 10/15/2001
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CA Governor Gray Davis vetoed SB 1176 yesterday.In a short veto statement to the State Senate, Gov. Davis stated that SB 1176 was "overly broad".SB 1176 sought to bring a presumption of industrial injury to a peace officer employed by the Department of Fish and Game, Department of Parks & Recr...Read More
DWC Announces 2002 Educational Conferences 10/12/2001
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The California Division of Workers...Read More
Davis Vetoes E-mail Privacy Bill 10/10/2001
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California Gov. Gray Davis, D-Calif., vetoed yesterday SB 147, which would have prevented employers in many situations from reading and monitoring their employees' e-mail. The bill had passed to the Governor's desk from the California State Assembly on Aug. 30 in a 43-22 vote. Davis vetoed...Read More
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