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EAMS: Why Is Venue So Vexing?

One of the most common issues that occur with EAMS has to do with those elusive venue statutes and regs: LC §§ 5501.5 , 5501.6 and 8 CCR §§ 10409 , 10410 , 10411 , 10412 , 10210 (jj), 10301 (gg) & 10232 (a)(9). It all starts with the “Application for Adjudication of...

California EAMS: Avoid Trips and Tricks – Adhere to Our Triple Top Tips

Set for below are three top tips for easing through the current litigation process. They include: Forms to Expedite the Panel QME Process State Bar now Requires Email Addresses From all Members Procedure to Obtain an Emergency Stay 1. New Forms Make Obtaining a Panel QME Easier...

California EAMS: Tips for Filing Petitions for Reconsideration

Electronic filing of documents has provided an opportunity for the WCAB to revamp their rules on Petitions for Reconsideration. Failure to follow these rules may result in denial of your argument, or worse, the imposition of sanctions. AD Rule §10561 allows the WCAB to impose sanctions, on its own...

California: Ex Parte Communications

What would you do in the following hypothetical? Let’s say Judge Whopper appointed Dr. Zeus as a “regular physician” to determine the injured worker’s level of Whole Person Impairment (WPI) in a case you are handling. Neither the treating doctor’s report, nor the Panel...

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the DWC Forum…A New DWC 1 Form Was Created

Have you ever noticed the side menu on the DWC website and wondered, “What’s the difference between ‘Participate in DWC rulemaking’ and ‘Participate in a DWC forum’?” Good question! The latter conjures up images of that classic Sondheim musical, A Funny Thing...