FREE DOWNLOAD: Dismissal of Claim Based on Carve-Out Agreement (Calif. WCAB panel)

Aleksandr Yamnitsky v. Morrow-Meadows Corporation Dismissal—Application for Adjudication—Alternative Dispute Resolution—WCAB rescinded WCJ's order dismissing applicant/electrician's Application for Adjudication of Claim alleging injury to multiple body parts from 12/11/2002...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Dismissal of Claim Based on Carve-Out Agreement (Calif. WCAB panel)

Aleksandr Yamnitsky v. Morrow-Meadows Corporation Dismissal—Application for Adjudication—Alternative Dispute Resolution—WCAB rescinded WCJ's order dismissing applicant/electrician's Application for Adjudication of Claim alleging injury to multiple body parts from 12/11/2002...

Have You Considered ADR in California?

It seems like everything old is new again when it comes to problems getting dispositions through formal adjudication of disputes at the WCAB. We noted with some humor an article that appeared in the Workers’ Compensation Quarterly in 1987 (the official publication of the State Bar Workers’...

Broadspire Launches First Alternative Dispute Resolution Process Offered By A National TPA

Atlanta, GA (CompNewsNetwork) - Broadspire, a Crawford Company and leading third party administrator (TPA) and medical management services provider, has launched a new Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process for unions, the first such program offered by a national TPA to the $10.6 billion unionized...

California: DWC Holds Hearing on Notice of Intent to Consolidate Liens for Compound Pharmaceuticals and Topical Medications

Presiding Judge Jorja Frank Holds Hearing on Los Angeles WCAB District Office’s Notice of Intent to Consolidate Liens for Compound Pharmaceuticals and Topical Medications On October 6, 2010 Judge Frank, with the assistance of DWC Associate Chief Judge Mark Kahn, held a hearing at the WCAB...

Resolution of Workers’ Compensation Cases Through Mediation

By: Robert G. Heywood, Mediator and Arbitrator and Hon. Steven Siemers (Retired), Mediator and Arbitrator For workers’ compensation cases that have been open for two or more years, that can’t seem to move to closure, that require extensive trial time, present complex legal, factual...

Calif. WCAB Jurisdiction vs. Alternative Dispute Resolution: Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/6/2011)

Featured Case of the Week: Calif. WCAB Jurisdiction vs. Alternative Dispute Resolution In TIG Insurance Company, insurer for Stumbaugh & Associates, Inc., Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, State Compensation Insurance Fund (Judy La Touf, aka Jody Latouf), Respondents , 2011...

Calif. WCAB Jurisdiction vs. Alternative Dispute Resolution: Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/6/2011)

Featured Case of the Week: Calif. WCAB Jurisdiction vs. Alternative Dispute Resolution In TIG Insurance Company, insurer for Stumbaugh & Associates, Inc., Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, State Compensation Insurance Fund (Judy La Touf, aka Jody Latouf), Respondents , 2011...

Webinar Stresses Use of Mediation in California Workers' Comp

"Mediating Workers' Comp Claims, Liens and Other Disputes" is the topic of a free webinar on Dec. 1 from WorkCompCentral Education, the company announced today. Former Oakland Presiding Judge George Mason and longtime workers' comp legal specialist Frank Russo will present a one...

Oklahoma Opt Out Legislation Fails: A Post Mortem

By Thomas A. Robinson Late last Wednesday evening (April 25th), supporters of a controversial bill that would have allowed some Oklahoma employers to “opt out” of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system [ see Oklahoma House Bill 2155 ] fell short of having sufficient...

California: DWC/WCAB Policy and Procedure Manual Revised

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board have released the 2013 Revision of the DWC/WCAB Policy and Procedure Manual. The revisions became...

California: Former Union Member Not Bound to Arbitration for His Work Injury Claim

In what appears to be a case of first impression, the issue before a WCAB panel was whether an employee, who was a former union member, could be bound to arbitration. In Chamberlain v. Irwin Industries, Inc ., 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS – (May 13, 2013), t he WCAB, denying defendant employer’s...