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California WCAB Panel Dismisses Liens When Activation Fee Paid Hours After Commencement of Lien Conference

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Citations link to lexis.com unless otherwise noted. All bracketed cites link to Lexis Advance. In one of the first panel decisions issued after the implementation of the $100 lien filing fee, a WCAB panel has dismissed several liens that were activated over two hours...

California WCAB Panel Concludes That Lien Dismissal for Non-Activation Cannot Be Cured by Subsequent Payment

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Citations link to lexis.com unless otherwise noted. All bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. Highlighting the immediate application of the changes brought by Senate Bill 863, a WCAB panel has concluded that failure to pay the activation fee on January 2, 2013...

California: WCAB Provides Further Guidance on Lien Activation Fees

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Three new panel decisions illustrate how the WCAB is interpreting the new lien activation fees. These decisions should be of great interest to the workers’ comp community and are summarized below. Note: The three panel decisions can be accessed for free for a...

California: Principles of 2013 Lien Activation Fee Take Shape in WCAB Panel Decisions

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance . Since January 2013, all participants in California workers’ compensation act have wrestled with dynamics imposed by the amendments to Labor Code Section...

California Lien Filing Fees and Multiple Case Numbers: WCAB Panel Applies AD Rule 10208

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. Workers’ compensation injuries can occur from a specific incident or be caused by cumulative events. ( Labor Code Section 3208.1 . [ LC 3208.1 ]) When multiple...