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California: Traps to Avoid When Filing a Petition for Reconsideration
Posted on 23 Aug 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

How to avoid the shock of a notice of intent to sanction. A party usually files a Petition for Reconsideration with the hope that their argument will be accepted and that the trial level determination will be reversed by the Workers’ Compensation... Read More

California Panel QME Process: Is It Time to Admit We Are Dealing With a Monster?
Posted on 17 May 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A serious question needs to be asked about whether requiring the use of one Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in a workers’ compensation case, as opposed to the use of “battling QME’s”, has reduced litigation or has actually served... Read More

California: Dismissal of Lien Claim for Failure to Appear
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Here's a sneak peek of a recent noteworthy panel decision that will be added soon to the LexisNexis services: Liens; Dismissal of Lien for Failure to Appear. WCAB affirmed WCJ’s order dismissing lien claimant’s lien for failure to appear... Read More

Interpreter Sanctioned for Attempting to Deliberately Mislead Judge: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/11/2012)
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the next batch of advanced postings for the July 2012 issue of California Compensation Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can access the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Alberto Stambuk... Read More

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Trends for 2016
Posted on 16 Nov 2016 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

By Richard B. Rubenstein, Esq. Assembly Bill 3401, signed into law on November 14, 2016, mandates that workers’ compensation carriers and third-party administrators adopt a method for processing electronic bills for medical treatment rendered... Read More

California: Follow the Rules When Petitioning for Reconsideration
Posted on 28 Mar 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases and rules cited below. A petition for reconsideration is an extremely valuable tool for ensuring that a workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) has made the correct determination during... Read More

California: DWC/WCAB Policy and Procedure Manual Revised
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board have released the 2013 Revision of the DWC/WCAB... 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

California: Tips for Avoiding Sanctions
Posted on 17 Mar 2016 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Practitioners have noticed a slew of WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions recently relating to the imposition of sanctions for “bad faith tactics” under Labor Code § 5813 [ LC 5813 ]. Everyone wants to avoid sanctions, so litigators should... Read More

California: The Important Distinctions Between Reconsideration and Removal
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases, statutes, and rule cited below. Commonly, when appealing an adverse determination of a Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge (WCJ), a practitioner will file a petition for reconsideration... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (10/2/2015)
Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 9 September 2015 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

California Workers’ Compensation Case Roundup (3/31/2016)
Posted on 31 Mar 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 3 March 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 ISSUE... Read More

California Workers' Compensation Case Roundup (1/2/2016)
Posted on 2 Jan 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 12 December 2015 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

California: Lien Disallowed for Surgical Hardware Provided to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach
Posted on 28 Jun 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

WCAB disallows lien for surgical hardware based on admitted fraudulent activities of Michael Drobot and adverse inferences drawn against lien claimant including failure to produce documents of its ownership interests, fictitious business name statement... Read More