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California: Requirements for Requesting Additional QME Panels
Posted on 6 Feb 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Martinez v. Santa Clarita Community College District , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 2 (lexis.com), 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 2 (Lexis Advance), the WCAB denied the applicant’s petition for removal and affirmed the WCJ’s finding... Read More

California: Quirky Regs and Rules Related to the Medical Legal Evaluation Process
Posted on 6 Feb 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Trial calendars have been inundated lately with expedited hearings dealing with Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) and Agreed Medical Evaluator (AME) issues. As a result of the Post-SB 863 onslaught of new regs, rules and procedures, the legal community... Read More

California: Chief Judge Looks Back on Two Years of Service
Posted on 16 Dec 2013 by Hon. Kenneth B. Peterson

The position of Chief Judge for the Division of Workers’ Compensation has had a storied history since its inception more than a decade ago. In April 2002, then Administrative Director Richard (Dick) Gannon appointed Steven Siemers, a trial judge... Read More