CA WCAB Panel opinions
While WorkCompCentral strives to include all CA WCAB Panel
opinions in its
database, there is no guarantee that this database is complete.
opinions from July 1, 2007 to the last day of the prior month
available. A new batch of cases are added generally around the
15th of every
month, but may be earlier or later. Acrobat Reader is required
to view the
files. Unless the opinion is marked En Banc or Significant Panel
it is not stare decisis or res judicata, and should not be
cited as legal
precedence. The following decisions are
presented here for information only. All steps have been taken
to ensure the
electronic accuracy of these decisions. However, the printed
version of each
decision remains the official decision. Description and summary
appearing on this page are for the convenience of the reader
considered part of the decisions.
For more information, watch our Panel Opinions informational video!
Citing a Panel Opinion
While it is true that Appeals Board panel decisions are not binding precedent and have no stare decisis effect, the WCAB considers them to the extent it finds their reasoning persuasive. Unlike unpublished appellate court opinions, which, pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 8.1115(a), may not be cited or relied on, except as specified by rule 8.1115(b), Appeals Board panel decisions are citable, even though they have no precedential value.
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