Attorney’s Fee Against $1.1M Lien Recovery Not Allowed: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/16/12)

Attorney’s Fee Against $1.1M Lien Recovery Not Allowed: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/16/12)

Here’s the next batch of advanced postings for the May 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.

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Rafael Tapia,Jr., Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Media News Group, Inc., Health Management Systems, Inc., on behalf of Department of Health Services/State of California (lien claimant), Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 47

Attorney's Fees—Lien Claimant as Beneficiary—WCAB affirmed WCJ’s finding that Department of Health Services/Medi-Cal was not passive beneficiary in applicant's workers’ compensation case and, on that basis, upheld WCJ's order denying applicant attorney's request for a fee award against $1,100,000 lien recovery of Department of Health Services, when WCAB found that …

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc./Coca Cola Bottling Company, PSI, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Mack Jaramillo, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 45

Permanent Disability—Rating—Permanent Total Disability—WCAB affirmed WCJ’s finding that applicant/warehouseman incurred 100 percent permanent disability, without apportionment, as result of specific injuries to his cervical spine, lumbar spine, psyche and in forms of seizure disorder, headaches, neurologic disorder, cognitive disorder, language disorder, behavioral disorder, and sleep disorder and injuries during cumulative period, when WCAB found that…

State Compensation Insurance Fund, insurer for Community Bridges, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Estela Luis, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 46

Permanent Disability—Apportionment—Successive Injuries—WCAB affirmed WCJ's finding that applicant incurred 100 percent permanent disability as result of combined effects of specific injury to her left knee and psyche and cumulative trauma injury to her left knee, and that agreed medical evaluator's opinion did not …

Permanent Disability—Cost of Living Adjustments—WCAB, granting reconsideration, deferred life pension awarded to applicant who sustained 100 percent permanent disability as result of combination of specific injury to her left knee and psyche and cumulative trauma injury to her left knee, for determination of …

John L. Piechota, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, SEI Information Technology, St. Paul Guardian Insurance Company, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 44

Discrimination—Labor Code § 132a—WCAB, affirming WCJ's finding of no discrimination, held that applicant/consultant with 10/17/2000 left knee injury did not his meet his burden under…