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California’s Wild Ride: Guzman III and WCIRB’s Recommended Rate Increase

It’s been one heck of a week for California Workers’ Compensation. Read both Guzman III, The DCA Speaks, by Robert G. Rassp and Headline News-WCIRB Submits Filing Recommending 29.6% Rate Increase .

California Sixth Appellate District Affirms WCAB Decision in Guzman v. Milpitas School District

In a 28 page opinion , the California Sixth Appellate District has affirmed the WCAB decision regarding use of any chapter, table or page in the AMA Guides Fifth Edition to appropriately assess permanent impairment. While this decision will appear to be a victory for Applicants, the Court of Appeals...

Guzman III: "Sifting The Wheat From The Chaff"

By Raymond F. Correio, Senior Associate, Pearlman, Borska & Wax In the wake of the 6th District Court of Appeals Decision in Guzman III issued on August 19, 2010, there has been a veritable "tsunami" of articles and commentary analyzing the Decision and attempting to predict how WCJ...

Guzman: New Decision, Old Medical Business

On 8/19/2010, the 6th District Court of Appeal weighed in with a published decision in the case of Milpitas Unified School District v WCAB (Guzman), HO 345853 (official cite not yet available). The case is one half of the oft-cited Almaraz/Guzman cases dealing with whether the AMA Guides must be strictly...

Supreme Court Denies Review in Guzman Case

The California Supreme Court has declined to review the 6 th District Court of Appeal decision in the Milpitas USD v W.C.A.B. (Guzman) decision rendering that case now final on the issue of a rebuttal to the AMA guideline portion of the AMA guidelines used in describing impairment under the 2005 PDRS...

California Supreme Court Declines Review of Guzman

The California Supreme Court declined the defendant’s petition for review November 10, 2010 in the matter of Milpitas Unified Sch. Dist. v. WCAB (Guzman) (2010) 187 Cal.App.4th 808 [75 CCC 837] [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free...

2010 Year in Review: The Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Events in California

In a totally arbitrary and perhaps capricious, non-parametric, unscientific but somewhat peer reviewed way, here are the top ten workers’ compensation events that occurred in 2010. Can you predict what the top ten workers’ compensation events will be in 2011? Here are 2010’s selections...

The Rassp Report

The Rassp Report, a law blog Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Author, " Lawyer's Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers' Compensation ," 2012 © Lexis Nexis/Matthew Bender & Co. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Friends Research Institute: www.friendsresearch.org Read...

The Rassp Report

The Rassp Report, a law blog Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Author, " Lawyer's Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers' Compensation ," 2014 © Lexis Nexis/Matthew Bender & Co. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Friends Research Institute: www.friendsresearch.org Read...