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California Court of Appeals Closes Apportionment Loophole

The Court of Appeal has closed what could have ended up being an enormous loophole in Labor Code § 4663 with a decision reversing a W.C.A.B. opinion on apportionment and then ordering publication after the decision was initially ordered unpublished. In State Compensation Insurance Fund v W.C.A.B...

Attorney’s Fee Against $1.1M Lien Recovery Not Allowed: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/16/12)

Here’s the next batch of advanced postings for the May 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Rafael Tapia,Jr., Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation...

Applicant’s Two Injuries So Intertwined That No Separate Ratings Possible: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (5/28/2013)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the June 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 reserved. City of Cathedral City, PSI administered...

Wyoming: Worker Fails To Show Pigeon-Toed Foot Led to Auto Accident

The Supreme Court of Wyoming affirmed a finding that an injured worker failed to establish a causal relationship between his original work-related injury which, after surgery, left the worker pigeon-toed, and injuries sustained in a subsequent automobile accident that the worker contended was caused...

Iowa: Employee May Collect Both PPD and PTD at Same Time For Successive Injuries

The Supreme Court of Iowa held that Iowa workers’ compensation law does not prohibit an employee from collecting both PPD benefits and PTD benefits at the same time where the employee suffers successive injuries at the same workplace. The court indicated the general assembly removed the legal barrier...