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The Thin Line Between Horseplay and the Initial Physical Aggressor Defense
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A recent California case with a wild factual scenario provides guidance on the important factual distinctions between horseplay and the initial physical aggressor defense California Labor Code Section 3600 sets forth a number of conditions that must... Read More

California: WCAB Panel Allows Report of Non-Examining Panel QME in Contribution Proceeding
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Chirinos v. Heartwood Cabinet , No. ADJ2087163, the WCAB panel found that the applicant’s failure to submit to a physical examination by the panel QME did not render the panel QME’s reports inadmissible for purposes of this contribution... Read More

California: 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions You Should Know About (July-December 2012)
Posted on 12 Jan 2013 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

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’... Read More

California: What Constitutes an Ex-Parte Communication Post-Alvarez?
Posted on 11 Nov 2011 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

There have been a number of cases decided by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) dealing with Labor Code Section 4062.3 and what constitutes a prohibited ex parte communication with a Panel Qualified Medical Evaluator (PQME). Though many... Read More

California: WCAB Panel Allows Report of Non-Examining Panel QME in Contribution Proceeding
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Chirinos v. Heartwood Cabinet , No. ADJ2087163, the WCAB panel found that the applicant’s failure to submit to a physical examination by the panel QME did not render the panel QME’s reports inadmissible for purposes of this contribution... Read More

The Thin Line Between Horseplay and the Initial Physical Aggressor Defense
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A recent California case with a wild factual scenario provides guidance on the important factual distinctions between horseplay and the initial physical aggressor defense California Labor Code Section 3600 sets forth a number of conditions that must... Read More

California: 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions You Should Know About (July-December 2012)
Posted on 12 Jan 2013 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

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’... Read More

California: What Constitutes an Ex-Parte Communication Post-Alvarez?
Posted on 11 Nov 2011 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

There have been a number of cases decided by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) dealing with Labor Code Section 4062.3 and what constitutes a prohibited ex parte communication with a Panel Qualified Medical Evaluator (PQME). Though many... Read More