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No Good Cause to Set Aside Global Settlement Agreement for 257 Consolidated Liens: Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/3/2013)
Posted on 3 Apr 2013 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the April 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

California: Appellate Court Broadly Interprets Labor Code Section 5803
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

In a brief and to the point decision, the 2nd Appellate District has reversed a W.C.A.B. decision that had rescinded an award of increased benefits based upon a Petition to Reopen. The case, Benavides v W.C.A.B ., is one of the briefest opinions on a... Read More

California: Stipulated Agreements – When Can You Back Out?
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases, statutes, and rules cited below . Buyer’s remorse. It is not unusual for a party to agree to the terms of a settlement and then wake up the next morning with that horrible feeling in the pit of their... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (6/14/2014)
Posted on 14 Jun 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 5 May 2014 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 ISSUE... Read More

California: Rescission of Compromise and Release Not Duly Executed
Posted on 7 Jun 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Noteworthy panel decision illustrates the Board's powers to set aside a settlement both before and after the settlement becomes final An Appeals Board panel has rescinded a WCJ’s 8/8/2013 Order Approving Compromise and Release purporting... Read More

California: Stipulated Agreements – When Can You Back Out?
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases, statutes, and rules cited below . Buyer’s remorse. It is not unusual for a party to agree to the terms of a settlement and then wake up the next morning with that horrible feeling in the pit of their... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (11/29/2010)
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the December 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the case below to read the complete headnotes and summary. Rudy Hernandez v. W.C.A.B., Blue Star Ready Mix/Mobile... Read More