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WCAB Panel Finds UR IMR Physician Need Not Be Licensed in California
Posted on 23 Jun 2016 by Brad Wixen

The recent noteworthy panel decision of Navroth v. Mervyn’s Stores , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, is just fascinating for so many reasons beyond the content of the finding itself. How often does a pro per applicant make important case law... Read More

California: Appellate Court Holds IMR Timeframes as Directive
Posted on 23 Jun 2016 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The 2nd Appellate District has issued the first of what should prove to be several appellate decisions on the timeliness of IMR decisions and the assertion by a W.C.A.B. panel decision that IMR timelines were mandatory and late IMR vested jurisdiction... Read More

California: Untimely Independent Medical Review – Southard Decision
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

This case is very similar to the Saunders noteworthy panel decision . In Southard v. Hallmark Greeting Cards , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB, in a split panel opinion, rescinded the WCJ’s finding that an employee may appeal an... Read More