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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

California: Attorney Presence at Psychiatric Evaluations
Posted on 23 Nov 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

In a November 9, 2010 published decision, the California Second District Court of Appeal has interpreted established case law with respect to the right of a plaintiff's attorney in a civil case to attend a psychiatric examination of their client.... Read More

California Second Appellate District Issues Published Opinion That Provides Some Standards for Calculation of Home Healthcare Lien Claims by Family Members
Posted on 31 Jan 2011 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

On January 26, 2011 the California Second Appellate District issued an opinion setting forth important factors to be considered for reimbursement of family members who claim a lien for "medical treatment" under Labor Code § 4600 for providing... Read More

California: Presiding Judge Jorja Frank Holds Hearing on Los Angeles WCAB District Office’s Notice of Intent to Consolidate Interpreting Liens
Posted on 28 Oct 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

Pursuing her endeavor to reduce the huge and mounting number of lien claims that are being filed at the Los Angeles WCAB, on October 25, 2010 Judge Frank, again with the assistance of Associate Chief Judge Mark Kahn, presided over a hearing in connection... Read More

Workers Comp Exclusive Remedy
Posted on 25 Oct 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

In the recent [California] Court of Appeal decision, Sunline Transit v. Amalgamated Transit Union , the Court affirmed a fairly well established principle that an employer may be held liable for civil penalties when the employer’s decision to terminate... Read More

California Temporary Total Disability Rates Remain Stable for 2011
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

California's maximum temporary total disability rate will remain stable at $986.69 per week in 2011. Pursuant to Labor Code §4453 (a)(10), TTD annual increases are mandatory and are tied to an amount equal to the percentage increase in... Read More

California: The Reasonable Accommodation Process Done Right
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

In the recent (unpublished) decision by the California Court of Appeal, Moore v. California Surety , 2011 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 117 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. Jan. 7, 2011) , the Court held that the employer’s handling of the interactive process and... Read More

California Presiding Judge Jorja Frank Holds Further Hearing on Los Angeles WCAB District Office’s Notice of Intent to Consolidate Interpreting Liens
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

On December 6, 2010 Los Angeles WCAB Presiding Judge Jorja Frank, along with Associate Chief Judge Mark Kahn, presided over a further hearing in connection the notice of intent to consolidate liens filed by interpreters. Goldman Magdalin & Krikes... Read More

California Supreme Court Declines Review of Guzman
Posted on 15 Nov 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

The California Supreme Court declined the defendant’s petition for review November 10, 2010 in the matter of Milpitas Unified Sch. Dist. v. WCAB (Guzman) (2010) 187 Cal.App.4th 808 [75 CCC 837] [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers... 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

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: Sworn Deposition Testimony Coordinated Between Defense Counsel and Employer Results in Criminal Charges Filed Against School District Employee
Posted on 3 Feb 2011 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

On January 25, 2011 the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed a criminal complaint for the arrest of a school district employee on charges of workers’ compensation fraud. The employee was arrested and taken into custody by local... Read More

CA: Presiding Judge Brotman Joining Goldman Magdalin & Krikes LLP
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WOODLAND HILLS , CA – Continuing its commitment to attract the best legal minds to the firm, Goldman Magdalin & Krikes, LLP is extremely pleased to announce that effective April 6, 2010, former Presiding Judge of the Oxnard district office of... Read More

CA: GMK Attorneys Julie Chun and Joan Son Revoredo Are Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Posted on 23 Jun 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

WOODLAND HILLS AND BREA, CA - In the 2010 edition of Southern California Super Lawyers, GMK attorneys Julie Chun and Joan Son Revoredo have been named in the 2010 list of Southern California Rising Stars in Workers’ Compensation. This distinction... Read More