Workers' Compensation

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Montana: High Court Says Statute Allowing Ex Parte Communications With Claimant’s Doctors Is Unconstitutional
Posted on 12 Sep 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Two Montana statutes that allow a workers’ compensation insurance carrier to have ex parte communications with claimant’s medical care providers represent an unconstitutional violation of claimant’s right to privacy, at least under the... Read More

California: CIGA Allowed to Force a Deposition of Pro Per Injured Worker 18 Years After Industrial Injury
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Hunter v. Oroville Elementary School , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a deeply divided WCAB panel denied an applicant’s petition for removal and upheld the WCJ’s order compelling a pro per applicant to attend a deposition noticed by... Read More

California: Anti-Paparazzi Law Inapplicable in a Workers' Compensation Proceeding
Posted on 21 Oct 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Duong v. Automobile Club of Southern California , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS –, a WCAB panel held that a sub rosa video recorded by the defendant in the parking lot of a mobile home park (where the applicant did not live) and inside an Albertson’s... Read More