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FREE DOWNLOAD: Rios v. MJO Staffing (Calif. WCAB panel) (liens; procedural rights)

Dionicio Rios v. MJO Staffing, Inc. Liens—Procedural Rights—Lien Claimant's Failure to Appear at Trial—WCAB rescinded WCJ's Order dismissing lien claimant's lien for durable medical equipment provided to applicant/material handler who claimed that he sustained industrial...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Delgado v. PRL Glass Systems (Calif. WCAB panel) (permanent disability rating)

Ricardo Delgado v. PRL Glass Systems Permanent Disability—Rating—AMA Guides —WCAB affirmed WCJ's finding that opinion of applicant/machine operator's primary treating physician, an orthopedist, constituted substantial evidence to support determination that applicant suffered...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Johnson v. The Grand Bouquet Florist (Calif. WCAB panel) (permanent disability rating)

Nancy Johnson v. The Grand Bouquet Florist Permanent Disability—Rating—AMA Guides —WCAB rescinded WCJ's finding that applicant/florist suffered 26 percent permanent disability after apportionment as a result of 4/15/2004 low back injury, and held that, while placement of applicant's...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Swierk v. Fusion Support Services (Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission) (alleged mental injury)

Claimant failed to prove she could never work again after a computer trainer unexpectedly grabbed her ***. She had a panic attack and treated for insomnia and problems with concentration. Claimant sustained no physical injury. Claimant failed to prove her psychiatric disability or her continued inability...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Cruz v. Petaluma Poultry Processors (Calif. WCAB panel) (PQMEs)

Juan Cruz v. Petaluma Poultry Processors Medical-Legal Procedure—Panel Qualified Medical Evaluators—Medical Reports as Evidence—WCAB held that reports of applicant/poultry processor's treating physician, although inconsistent with panel qualified medical evaluator's opinion...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Mack v. Atlas Van Lines (Calif. WCAB panel) (AWW; self-employment)

Leslie Adam Mack v. Atlas Van Lines Average Weekly Wage Determination—Self-Employment—WCAB held that WCJ erred in calculating applicant/driver's temporary disability indemnity rate following 1/14/2007 left knee injury based upon applicant's gross income, without consideration of...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Derboghossian v. All Tune & Lube (Calif. WCAB panel) (contempt proceedings)

Chris Derboghossian v. All Tune & Lube WCAB Jurisdiction—Contempt Proceedings—WCAB granted defendant's petition for removal based upon showing of substantial prejudice and irreparable harm, rescinded WCJ's order indicating that defense counsel and its claims adjuster were in...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Streeter v. North County Ford (Calif. WCAB panel decisions) (lien claim; WCAB jurisdiction over express agreement between SCIF and Blue Cross)

Daniel Streeter v. North County Ford Jurisdiction—Liens—WCAB affirmed its prior determination that it had no jurisdiction, pursuant to Labor Code § 5304, to determine allowable amount of lien claim held by lien claimant/medical provider because an "express agreement" existed...

FREE DOWNLOAD: U.S. v. Stricker (motion for partial summary judgment) (Medicare)

The filed a motion for partial summary judgment on the issue of liability on 1/28/2010 and reserved for later the issue of damages. Not all defendants were included in the motion, specifically excluded were the insurance carriers and some of the plaintiff law firms because discovery was needed to identify...

LexisNexis Video Discussions and Interviews from LegalTech NY, Feb 1, 2010

Feb 1, 2010 - Mike Walsh, CEO of U.S. Legal Markets at LexisNexis, addresses viewers from the convention floor at LegalTech NY 2010. Feb 1, 2010 - LexisNexis' Mike Mintz interviews USLM CEO Mike Walsh at LegalTech NY 2010. Walsh discusses the business of law, legal issues, technology and Lexis for...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Lauderbach v. Cal Trans (Calif. WCAB panel) (DFEC)

Karen Lauderbach v. Cal Trans, SCIF State Employees Rohnert Park Permanent Disability—Rating—Diminished Future Earning Capacity—WCAB affirmed WCJ's finding that applicant/assistant administrator's cumulative trauma to bilateral extremities during period ending 7/28/2005 caused...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Wenneker v. County of Contra Costa (Calif. WCAB panel) (surveillance; Internet usage)

Linda Wenneker v. County of Contra Costa, PSI, County of Contra Costa Risk Management (Adjusting Agent) Evidence—Admissibility—Surveillance Tapes and Internet Usage—WCAB granted defendant's petition for removal from WCJ's Order denying defendant's second petition to augment...

FREE DOWNLOAD: De Jong v. CSU Fullerton Police Dept. (Calif. WCAB panel) (presumption of compensability)

Stewart De Jong v. CSU Fullerton Police Department Presumption of Compensability—Heart Trouble—Peace Officers—WCAB held that applicant who worked as a police officer for California State University (CSU) Fullerton was not entitled to Labor Code § 3212.5 presumption of compensability...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Brambila v. Vons, Inc. (Calif. WCAB panel) (pharmacy benefit network)

Jose Brambila v. Vons, Inc., PSI Liens—Pharmaceutical—Pharmacy Benefit Networks—WCAB affirmed WCJ's finding that defendant was not liable to lien claimant/pharmacy for medications dispensed to applicant/bakery worker with 4/7/2005 industrial injuries outside of defendant's...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Brambila v. Vons, Inc. (Calif. WCAB panel) (pharmacy benefit network)

Jose Brambila v. Vons, Inc., PSI Liens—Pharmaceutical—Pharmacy Benefit Networks—WCAB affirmed WCJ's finding that defendant was not liable to lien claimant/pharmacy for medications dispensed to applicant/bakery worker with 4/7/2005 industrial injuries outside of defendant's...

FREE DOWNLOAD: RICO Comes to Comp (slide presentation by Denis Paul Juge)

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Kouloumian v. Barney's New York (Calif. WCAB panel) (Panel QME)

Aram Kouloumian v. Barney's New York, American Home Assurance Co. Medical-Legal Procedure—Panel Qualified Medical Evaluators—WCAB granted defendant's petition for removal and rescinded WCJ's order setting case for trial over defendant's objection based upon his finding...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Kouloumian v. Barney's New York (Calif. WCAB panel) (Panel QME)

Aram Kouloumian v. Barney's New York, American Home Assurance Co. Medical-Legal Procedure—Panel Qualified Medical Evaluators—WCAB granted defendant's petition for removal and rescinded WCJ's order setting case for trial over defendant's objection based upon his finding that...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Cruz v. Kretschmar & Smith, Inc. (Calif. WCAB panel) (carve outs)

Frank Cruz (Deceased), Diana Cruz (Widow) v. Kretschmar & Smith, Inc., State Compensation Insurance Fund Death Benefits—Dependents—Carve-Out Agreements—WCAB, rescinding WCJ's order dismissing death claim, held that "carve-out" agreement between decedent's union...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Cruz v. Kretschmar & Smith, Inc. (Calif. WCAB panel) (carve outs)

Frank Cruz (Deceased), Diana Cruz (Widow) v. Kretschmar & Smith, Inc., State Compensation Insurance Fund Death Benefits—Dependents—Carve-Out Agreements—WCAB, rescinding WCJ's order dismissing death claim, held that "carve-out" agreement between decedent's union...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Collinwood v. Burrtec Waste Industries (Calif. WCAB panel) (two-year limitation; temporary disability)

Debbie Collinwood v. Burrtec Waste Industries, Wausau Insurance Company Temporary Disability—Two-Year Limitation on Temporary Disability Indemnity—Amputation Exception—WCAB upheld WCJ's finding that removal of applicant/repair welder's existing *** implants following 10/11...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Collinwood v. Burrtec Waste Industries (Calif. WCAB panel) (two-year limitation; temporary disability)

Debbie Collinwood v. Burrtec Waste Industries, Wausau Insurance Company Temporary Disability—Two-Year Limitation on Temporary Disability Indemnity—Amputation Exception—WCAB upheld WCJ's finding that removal of applicant/repair welder's existing breast implants following 10...

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