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CA: CHSWC Releases Draft "Liens Report" For Public Comment
Posted on 20 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce that a draft of its “Liens Report” has been released for public comment. The Commission will consider whether... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (12/7/2010)
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the December 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below to read the complete headnotes and summaries. Advantage Workers' Compensation Insurance Company... Read More

Global Settlements
Posted on 22 Oct 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

In the recent decision Stellar v. Sears, Roebuck and Co. , the Second District Court of Appeal ruled that, where the parties to a workers’ compensation and civil lawsuit were in dispute as to whether the settlement reached in the civil matter was... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/22/2011)
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here's the third batch of cases for the upcoming June 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, PSI, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation... Read More

California: Pharmaceutical Liens Require Acquisition Disclosure
Posted on 20 Jan 2011 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

A recent denial of a Petition for Writ of Review by a pharmaceutical lien provider demonstrates the burden of disclosure of acquisition costs as a prerequisite for recovery in pharmaceutical lien proceedings. On January 4, 2011 the California Second... Read More

California: Stepped-Up Enforcement of EDD Statutory Interest
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

Representatives for the California Employment Development Department (EDD) are present at nearly all WCAB district offices every court day to recover amounts paid out as state disability benefits where workers’ compensation temporary disability... Read More

California: Stuntman Held to Be Special Employee – Exclusive Remedy Bars Civil Action, Ogilvie Oral Argument Set
Posted on 25 Feb 2011 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The Second District Court of Appeal has upheld the dismissal of a civil action stemming from a claim for personal injuries sustained by a stunt man while performing a risky stunt while rehearsing for a film. In Angelotti v The Disney Company et al , the... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/2/2011)
Posted on 3 Jun 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here's the first batch of advanced postings for the June 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below to read the complete headnotes and summaries. Travelers Indemnity Company, insurer for Linear Technology... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/23/2011)
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here's the fourth batch of advanced postings for the June 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the complete headnotes and summaries. County of San Bernardino, PSI, self-administered by San Bernardino County Risk... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (9/29/2010)
Posted on 29 Sep 2010 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here's the first batch of advanced postings for the October 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below. Burrtec Waste Industries, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Debbie Collinwood... Read More

Presiding Judge Jorja Frank Holds Hearing on Los Angeles WCAB District Office’s Notice of Intent to Consolidate Durable Medical Equipment Liens
Posted on 3 Nov 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

On October 29, 2010 Presiding Judge Frank, again with the assistance of Associate Chief Judge Mark Kahn, presided over a hearing in connection with her notice of intent to consolidate liens filed by providers of durable medical equipment. Judge Frank... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/2/2010)
Posted on 3 Nov 2010 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the November 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the case below to read the complete headnotes and summary. Paul Anfuso v. W.C.A.B., Beverly La Cumbre Convalescent... Read More

California Court Reversed W.C.A.B. Award for 24 Hour Nursing Care
Posted on 27 Jan 2011 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The Second District Court of Appeals has provided us with some guidance, not a lot but a little, on what is becoming a thorny issue in many workers’ compensation cases that of attendant care expenses. In State Farm v W.C.A.B. (Pearson) the Court... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases February Advanced Postings (2/16/2011)
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the February 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can access the complete headnotes and summaries. Larry Hamilton, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Toyota... Read More