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Cal. Comp. Cases March Advanced Postings (3/15/2011)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the March 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below to read the complete headnotes and summaries. Francisco Costa , Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Ralph's Grocery Company,...

California: The Ogilvie DCA Decision: Is Algebra Out and LeBoeuf In?

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. On July 29, 2011, the First District Court of Appeal issued its long awaited decision on Wanda Ogilvie vs. WCAB . The decision reverses the WCAB en banc decision and remands the matter back to the WCAB to determine whether Ogilvie effectively rebutted the application of the...

California: Did You Know? There’s More to the Ogilvie Case Than You Think!

On July 29, 2011, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, issued its long awaited decision in Ogilvie v. Workers' Comp. Appeals Bd., which reversed the WCAB en banc decision and remanded the matter back to the WCAB to determine whether Ogilvie effectively rebutted the application...

California: Workers Lose COLA Case

Today the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case dealing with the start of COLA calculations for life pension and permanent total disability cases. The case, Baker v. WCAB (formerly known as the Duncan v. WCAB case and before that as the XYZZ case), is a big loss for severely disabled...

The Return to Work Fund and the RAND Study: Inching Our Way to Eligibility Standards

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Excerpted from the upcoming 2014 Edition of The Lawyer’s Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers’ Compensation . As part of the comprehensive workers’ compensation reform in SB 863 that was...