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Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings 3/31/2010

Here’s the first advanced posting for the April 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis subscribers can link to the case below. City of Anaheim, PSI, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, James B. Ott, Respondents 75 Cal. Comp. Cases ***, 2010 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 33 Cumulative...

Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/6/2010)

Here's the second batch of advanced postings for the May 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com users can link to the case summaries. Wesley Harvick, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, State of California, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, State Compensation...

California WCAB Issues En Banc Guidelines on Rating Protocols

The W.C.A.B., undoubtedly seeking to provide some order to the process of developing the record on the issue of Permanent Disability Rating in the Almaraz/Guzman II/Ogilvie world has issued an en banc decision providing guidance to the Trial Level judges, Disability evaluation specialist, physician and...

Cal. Comp. Cases August 2010 Advanced Postings (8/18/2010)

Here's the third batch of advanced postings for the August 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below to read the complete headnotes and case summaries. © Copyright 2010 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Marriott International, Inc., PSI, administered...

Cal. Comp. Cases August 2010 Advanced Postings (8/25/2010)

Here's the fourth batch of advanced postings for the August 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below to read the complete headnotes and full case summaries. © Copyright 2010 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Contra Costa County Fire Protection...

Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/18/2011)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the August 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2011 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. City of Santa Clara, PSI, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals...

The Ambiguous Insurer: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (10/27/2011)

Featured Case of the Week: Insurer’s Ambiguous Acts Estopped It From Denying Insurance Coverage to Employer © Copyright 2011 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Granite State Insurance Company/Chartis (formerly AIG), Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Rose International...

The Ambiguous Insurer: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (10/27/2011)

Featured Case of the Week: Insurer’s Ambiguous Acts Estopped It From Denying Insurance Coverage to Employer © Copyright 2011 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Granite State Insurance Company/Chartis (formerly AIG), Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Rose International...

Severance Agreement Waiving Workers’ Comp Benefits Not Valid: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/10/2011)

Featured Case of the Week: Severance Agreement Waiving Workers' Comp Benefits Not Valid Sompo Japan Insurance Company of America (formerly known as Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Company, c/o Broadspire, a Crawford Co.), insurer for Canon Business Solutions, Inc., Petitioner v. Workers'...

Worker’s Pre-existing Diabetes Not to Blame for Post-Injury Amputation: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (11/23/2011)

Featured Case of the Week: Worker’s Pre-existing Diabetes Not to Blame for Post-Injury Amputation Bridgestone Firestone, Old Republic Insurance Company, Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Ronald Fussell (aka Ronald Fussel) , Respondents , 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 179 ...

Apportionment and Fibromyalgia: California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (12/8/2011)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 76 No. 11 November 2011 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review © Copyright 2011 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. FEATURED CASE...

Intoxication Defense Fails Despite "Presumptive Positive" Blood Test: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (12/15/2011)

Featured Case of the Week: Intoxication Defense Fails Despite "Presumptive Positive" Blood Test Beyette's Tree Care, Uninsured, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Bart James Johnson , Respondents , 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 187 Injury AOE/COE –Intoxication—WCAB...

Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/6/2012)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the January 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the complete headnotes. Roxanna Ortiz , Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, One Source, PSI, adjusted by ESIS, Respondents , 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS...

Permanent Total Disability Found "In Accordance With the Fact": Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/5/2012)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the April 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. American Safety Insurance Company, insurer for San Benito...

Attorney’s Fee Against $1.1M Lien Recovery Not Allowed: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/16/12)

Here’s the next batch of advanced postings for the May 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Rafael Tapia,Jr., Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation...

No Unlawful Age Discrimination Found in 20 Percent Apportionment of Permanent Disability to Other Factors: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/25/12)

Here’s the next batch of advanced postings for the May 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. William Slagle, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals...

California: 26 Noteworthy Panel Decisions You Should Know About (January-June 2012)

Here are the publisher's picks for the top noteworthy panel decisions recently reported in the LexisNexis services. The list is based upon feedback from our consultants about current topics and issues that are of interest to the entire workers’ compensation community. Lexis.com subscribers...