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California: A “New” Discovery Tool Available to the Defense Bar?
Posted on 13 Oct 2017 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The California Constitution mandates that the workers’ compensation process, including those provisions applicable to discovery, shall be established so as to accomplish substantial justice in all cases expeditiously, inexpensively, and without... Read More

California Hearings and Electronic Testimony: The Cost of Convenience
Posted on 22 Feb 2017 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Simmons v. Just Wingin’ It, Inc., 2017 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB rescinded the WCJ’s order requiring an out-of-state claims adjuster who administered the applicant’s temporary disability benefits in connection with his... Read More

Does Violation of the QME Regulations Make a Report Inadmissible?
Posted on 27 Apr 2016 by Brad Wixen

When policy, practice, and punishment collide and the art of discretion By Brad Wixen, Esq. In the case of Chaides v. The Kroger Company , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the Panel Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) on the case evaluated the... Read More

California: When Due Process Becomes “Inconvenient”
Posted on 7 Dec 2017 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Circumstances sometimes arise where justice requires that a party’s due process rights trump the inconvenience it may cause to a witness. Scheduling witness testimony is not an exact science, and often results in a minor and sometimes major inconvenience... Read More

Defendant Gets to Select Interpreters for Depositions It Notices: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/9/2014)
Posted on 9 Aug 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for August 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Survivors of Deceased Employee Allowed to Bring Tort Action Against Uninsured Employer
Posted on 22 Jun 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Tort Action Against Uninsured Employer, Illegal Aliens, Benefits for Old Workers, and Non-Dependent Spouse. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Survivors of Deceased Employee Allowed to Bring Tort Action Against Uninsured Employer
Posted on 22 Jun 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Tort Action Against Uninsured Employer, Illegal Aliens, Benefits for Old Workers, and Non-Dependent Spouse. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More

California: Depositions, Anyone?
Posted on 26 Aug 2011 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Recently, a defense attorney took the deposition of an Applicant who had filed two claims – an admitted specific injury and a denied cumulative trauma case. The deposition itself went smoothly (no one overtly lied about... Read More

MA: DIA Changes Fee Schedule For IMEs
Posted on 22 Feb 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Boston, MA (CompNewsNetwork) - On July 1, 2011, the Department of Industrial Accidents will institute in a new contract with its Impartial Medical Examiners pursuant to M.G.L. c. 152, §11A. Within that new contract the fees for conducting the deposition... Read More

CA: Employer's Management Representative Allowed to Attend Injured Worker's Deposition
Posted on 24 Jul 2010 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Amador Padilla v. Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, PSI Discovery--Depositions--Employer Representatives--WCAB, in a majority opinion, granted defendant's petition for removal from WCJ's order limiting type of employer representative... Read More

CA: WCAB Rejects Limitation of Deposition Questions When Applicant Claimed Psychiatric Injury
Posted on 24 Apr 2010 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Quintella Eutsey v. City & County of San Francisco, PSI Discovery—Depositions—Psychiatric Injuries—WCAB, granting defendant ' s petition for removal, held that WCJ ' s order denying defendant ' s petition to compel... Read More