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Just when you thought workers’ compensation subrogation in this country’s most difficult state could not get any more difficult, it does. In Zaldivar v. Prickett, 774 S.E.2d 688 (Ga. 2015), Prickett sued Zaldivar for injuries resulting from a 2009 work-related auto accident. The defen...Read More
It is hard to imagine Illinois subtly but certainly facing legal/legislative turmoil, confusion and disarray at the hands of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association but we assure you it was present. We send kudos to the august members of our highest state court for pulling our state back to a semb...Read More
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In San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District v. General Reinsurance Corp. (2015) 80 CCC 712, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held that it had jurisdiction to make a factual determination regarding the date of injury in a breach of ...Read More
Oklahoma has seen its share of changes in its workers’ compensation laws of recent. On May 6, 2013, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 1062 into law, creating a new Title 85A of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Act to operate in parallel with existing Title 85, and on...Read More
The California Supreme Court has reversed a Court of Appeal decision, which had in turn reversed a Worker's Compensation Appeals Board award of dependency benefits in South Coast Framing v WCAB (Clark). The ...Read More
The ongoing saga in Pennsylvania – colloquially referred to as the “reluctant plaintiff problem” – has perhaps come to an end. Section 671 of Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Statute couldn’t be clearer. It unambiguously states, “&he...Read More
Could the California courts finally be ready to rule on the constitutionality of independent medical review?
We may be on the verge of seeing that issue decided.
On Dec. 3, the California Court of Appeal First Appellate District, Division One ...Read More
On Sept. 6, 2006, Wanda Jacobs injured her back while working at her job for Cenveo, Inc. – a manufacturer of envelopes, labels and related items. She was treated at the emergency room the next day and released. Her treating physician – Dr. Marinela L. Turc – said that Wanda cou...Read More
I recently asked some individuals if the workers' compensation system might experience big disruptions in the next three years.
They answered by a strong consensus that the downward trend in work injuries will not reverse itself, nor accelerate. At least half considered as proba...Read More
In the next few days Gov. Jerry Brown will probably act on two bills of great interest to the workers’ comp community.
According to an Assembly floor analysis, Assembly Bill 2616 (Skinner) would “extend to certain hospital employees who provide direct patient care the pre...Read More