CA: Declaration of Readiness to Proceed Sufficient to Initiate Proceedings for Contribution

Nathan Wines v. SDA Security Systems, Inc.

Contribution--Statute of Limitations--WCAB held that, pursuant to decision in Old Republic Insurance Company v. W.C.A.B. (Bennett) (2010) 75 Cal. Comp. Cases 168 (writ denied), defendant was not barred by statute of limitations from seeking contribution against co-defendant for benefits owed to applicant/electrician who suffered industrial right shoulder injury during cumulative period ending on 3/17/2008 based upon failure to timely file Petition for Contribution, when declaration of readiness to proceed was sufficient to "initiate proceedings" within one year of date of Stipulated Award under Labor Code § 5500.5(e). © Copyright 2010 LexisNexis. All rights reserved.

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Source: Calif. Workers’ Comp. Appeals Board