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California: WCAB Provides Further Guidance on Lien Activation Fees
Posted on 15 Apr 2013 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Three new panel decisions illustrate how the WCAB is interpreting the new lien activation fees. These decisions should be of great interest to the workers’ comp community and are summarized below. Note: The three... Read More

Ohio: “Consent Provision” Regarding Employer-Initiated Appeals is Constitutional
Posted on 29 Sep 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Supreme Court of Ohio, reversing the Eighth District Court of Appeals, held the state’s “consent provision” [see Ohio Rev. Code § 4123.512(D)], which allows an employee to dismiss an employer-initiated appeal only with the consent... Read More

California Workers' Compensation Case Roundup (3/4/2016)
Posted on 4 Mar 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 2 February 2016 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS... Read More

WCAB Enforces Rehabilitation Unit Determination That Became Final: Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/12/2012)
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the April 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Risk Enterprise Management... Read More

California: A New Year With New Rules and New Responsibilities
Posted on 8 Feb 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has rung in the New Year with new rules, new regulations and new responsibilities for all participants in the workers’ compensation community. It is important to be cognizant of all the changes... Read More

Applicant and Her Attorney Had Ample Opportunity to Be Heard on Issue of Dismissal: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (10/30/2012)
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the November 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. ... Read More

Applicant and Her Attorney Had Ample Opportunity to Be Heard on Issue of Dismissal: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (10/30/2012)
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the November 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved.... Read More

California EAMS: Proposed Changes to the WCAB Rules of Practice and Procedure - Dealing With Lien Claims
Posted on 25 Aug 2011 by Colleen Casey

Lien claim procedures have always been a hot topic for workers’ compensation practitioners. Back in March, we issued a blog discussing the revisions to lien claim procedures in this new era of EAMS. Several regulations were discussed, including... Read More

WCAB Enforces Rehabilitation Unit Determination That Became Final: Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/12/2012)
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the April 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Risk Enterprise... Read More

CA: WCAB Rescind's Dismissal Order, Re-Joins Employer/Insurer as Party Defendant
Posted on 22 May 2010 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Parise Benoit v. Perkinelmer Optoelectronics, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Dismissal--Rescission of Dismissal Order--WCAB denied defendant's petition for removal from WCJ's order re-joining defendant as a party defendant after defendant... Read More