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Can California's Workers' Comp System Be Fixed? 03/24/2015
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 494 | 0
Dr. David Deitz, MD, PhD, was last up at the California Workers' Compensation Institute's conference. His task was to bring it all together by asking an apparently simple and straightforward question: "What can California learn from Washington?" Or put another way, &ldqu...Read More
 
 
California Case Law Update 03/13/2015
By: WCC Staff
State: CA | Segment: Top | 616 | 0
NEW! Sardell v. Bresler, B252589, (02/25/2015): A California appellate court ruled that a lien claimant could not seek an order vacating a sanction against him nearly half a year after it became final. NEW! Lopez v. Waks, B248734, (02/25/2015): A California appellate court ruled that an i...Read More
 
 
Comparing Florida to New York 02/13/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 417 | 0
What does it cost to run a workers' compensation system? New York and Florida make for interesting comparisons. Last December, according to the United States Census Bureau, The Florida population surpassed New York, becomming the third most populous state. Florida now has 19.9 million...Read More
 
 
California Case Law Update 01/27/2015
By: WCC Staff
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NEW! Gutierrez v. Girardi, B251857, (01/12/2015): A California appellate court upheld the denial of the certification of a class of plaintiffs in a malpractice suit against Girardi & Keese, based on the famous law firm's alleged mishandling of the proceeds of a toxic tort settlement. ...Read More
 
 
Cross-Examining Shrinks: Leckart's 5th Rule 01/14/2015
By: Dr. Bruce Leckart
State: NA | Segment: Top | 459 | 0
In the past four months, I have provided a discussion of Leckart’s first four rules for cross-examining psychologists and psychiatrists. Essentially, they are: (1) never ask the doctor about the patient, but confine your questions to the doctor’s report, (2) focus your questions on th...Read More
 
 
Continuing Hope for Reinstatement of the Lien Activation Fee 12/22/2014
By: Melissa LeBlanc
State: NA | Segment: Top | 623 | 0
It is not often that workers’ compensation issues become the subject of federal court proceedings. However, as we all know, the lien activation fee imposed by Senate Bill 863 has been challenged as unconstitutional in the Angelotti case. While the District Court judge imposed a temp...Read More
 
 
Cross-Examining Shrinks: Leckart's 4th Rule 12/10/2014
By: Dr. Bruce Leckart
State: NA | Segment: Top | 729 | 0
In the past three months I have outlined Leckart’s first three rules for cross-examining psychologists and psychiatrists. Specifically, they are: Leckart’s First Rule states the attorney should never ask the doctor about the patient but always confine their questioning ...Read More
 
 
California Case Law Update 12/09/2014
Source: WCC Staff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1344 | 0
NEW! Hamp v. Harrison, Patterson, O'Connor & Kinkead, D064453, (10/30/2014): The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that an injured worker's malpractice claim against his former attorneys failed as a matter of law. NEW! Cordova v. BNSF Railway, E056223, (11/06/14): A...Read More
 
 
Communication of UR Decision Must be Timely to Go to IMR 11/25/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 649 | 0
The rains are a ‘coming. The cold is setting in. Turkey day is almost upon us, which, of course, means that we can expect a flood of “Black Friday” related injuries and Christmas decorations starting November 28. But, before we look too far ahead, there’s this Monday, and ...Read More
 
 
Cross-Examining Shrinks: Leckart's 3rd Rule 11/12/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 412 | 0
In September, my monthly newsletter was devoted to cross-examining psychologists and psychiatrists and stated Leckart’s First Rule: Never ask the doctor about the patient, confine your questions to the doctor’s report. As I pointed out, by doing so, no new information can be introduce...Read More
 
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