Deposition Procedures Not Required for Vocational Expert Interviews: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (8/29/2014)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for September 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.

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James Fetner, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, City of Long Beach/Long Beach Fire Department, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Discovery—Depositions—Vocational Expert Interviews—WAB, affirming WCJ, held that defendant was entitled to have its vocational expert interview applicant regarding his claim for cumulative industrial injury to his circulatory system, respiratory system, eye, ankles, and in form of hernia from 1/1/82 to 10/31/2007, without using procedure in Labor Code § 5710, when WCAB found that…

County of San Bernardino, Department of Risk Management, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Farzaneh Foroughi, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Discovery—Depositions—Protective Orders—WCAB, granting applicant/graphic designer’s petition for removal, rescinded WCJ’s order compelling applicant to appear for deposition and denying applicant’s petition for protective order filed pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 2025.420(b) , in which applicant sought to bar appearance of her supervisor as employer representative at her deposition, when WCAB found…

Sealy, Inc., CNA Claim Plus, Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Yuet-Ho Chan, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Attorney’s Fees—Declarations of Readiness Filed by Employer—WCAB, affirming WCJ, held that defendant was liable for applicant’s attorney’s fees under Labor Code § 4064(c), when WCAB found that SB 863 amendment to Labor Code § 4064(c), making employer liable for attorney’s fees when employer files declaration of readiness to proceed in case when applicant is unrepresented, applies to...

Edward L. McGready, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, PSI, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Permanent Disability—Apportionment—WCAB rescinded findings and award for applicant firefighter’s six industrial injury claims to back and heart, when WCJ awarded permanent disability for back and heart conditions for two of injury claims, based on opinions from…

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