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First Salvo: 6th District Upholds California W.C.A.B. in Guzman Case

The 6th District has issued its much anticipated decision in the defendant’s appeal in Milpitas USD v W.C.A.B (Guzman) providing a resounding endorsement of the W.C.A.B.’s analysis and holding in the second of its en banc opinions. The Appellate Court wholeheartedly endorsed the Board’s...

California: Almaraz/Guzman 2 Upheld

The Court of Appeal issued its decision today in Milpitas Unified School District v. WCAB (Guzman) (6th District case H034853, 8/19/10), agreeing with the WCAB that impairment can be, in certain instances, determined by any applicable portion of the AMA Guides and this determination may be used to rebut...

California: Guzman

In a victory for disabled workers, the California Court of Appeals 6th District has upheld the decision in the Guzman case (actually known as Milpitas Unified School District v. WCAB and Joyce Guzman). While not final/final, it’s starting to look like the Almaraz/Guzman II decision of the WCAB...

New 2011 Edition of The Lawyer’s Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers’ Compensation

The year 2010 was a very interesting year in our workers’ compensation system — the sixth year of SB 899 and now the sixth edition of The Lawyer’s Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers’ Compensation. We have seen the evolution of case law on permanent disability from...