Workers' Compensation

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California: Judges and Jurisdiction - Where to Draw the Line
Posted on 25 Apr 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

The primary purpose of the newly created Independent Medical Review (IMR) process is to review medical treatment (MT) disputes and issue determinations. SB863 added LC §4610.6 (i) to the Labor Code, which states in pertinent part, “In no event... Read More

California: Negative Inference and Positive Presentation
Posted on 1 Mar 2017 by Brad Wixen

Currying Judicial Discretion In Valdovinos v. Colormax Industries Inc., 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 676 , Applicant alleged primarily a continuous trauma injury based on some 30 years of employment because of exposure to chemicals. He suffered... Read More

California: Parting Advice from a Presiding Judge
Posted on 17 Oct 2014 by McCarthyRob

Norm Delaterre, the soft-spoken presiding judge who's retiring from the Santa Ana board at the end of October, made time recently to counsel attorneys on how not to tick off Orange County judges. Speaking at an Oct. 11 continuing legal education seminar... Read More

CAAA 2013 Winter Convention--Day Two Starts With Academy Award Nomination Level Ethics Panel and More
Posted on 31 Jan 2013 by David Bryan Leonard

Academy Award Nomination Level Ethics Panel, Report From the WCAB Commissioners and a Legal Rock Star Hall of Fame Presentation of Top 10 Cases Impacting California Applicants By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Day two of the CAAA winter convention started... Read More

CAAA 2013 Winter Convention--Day Two Starts With Academy Award Nomination Level Ethics Panel and More
Posted on 31 Jan 2013 by David Bryan Leonard

Academy Award Nomination Level Ethics Panel, Report From the WCAB Commissioners and a Legal Rock Star Hall of Fame Presentation of Top 10 Cases Impacting California Applicants By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Day two of the CAAA winter convention started... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (6/3/2011) – Claimant May Subpoena Surveillance Videotape
Posted on 3 Jun 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Offset of VA Benefits, LHWCA Employee Status, Jurisdiction in Alleged Fraud Case, Subpoena of Surveillance Videotape, and Termination of Worker for Distributing Pornography. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that... Read More

California: Depositions, Anyone?
Posted on 26 Aug 2011 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Recently, a defense attorney took the deposition of an Applicant who had filed two claims – an admitted specific injury and a denied cumulative trauma case. The deposition itself went smoothly (no one overtly lied about... Read More