The WCAB issued an opinion, Padilla v. LAMTA , (6/28/10, ADJ6981165) which dealt with the issue of having an employer representative at the deposition (especially during the portions in which prior medical history was being discussed). If you would like...
By Mark L. Kahn (Associate Chief Judge, Retired) Arbitrator/Mediator/Attorney - Altman, Lunche & Blitstein
A review of the most recent cases on the subject of discovery of witness statements leads to the conclusion that witness statements taken...
Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the February 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.
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By Colleen S. Casey
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The decision in Ogilvie v. WCAB (Ogilvie III) (2011) 76 CCC 624 created an increasing demand for the expertise of vocational rehabilitation (VR) experts....
By Robert G. Rassp, Esq.
This story is true. The names were changed to protect the guilty. This story is a great example of what is wrong with the panel QME process under Labor Code sections 4062.1 and 4062.2.
There are many cases where claims administrators...
When the WCAB issued “significant panel decision (SPD),” Hernandez v. AMS Staff Leasing, (2011) 76 CCC – on April 11, 2011, many practitioners wondered, “What in the world is a ‘significant panel decision (SPD)’?”...