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Applicant Shot at Illegal Marijuana Growing Business Suffered Compensable Injury: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (12/16/2015)

December 17, 2015 (1 min read)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the December 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries.

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Christine Baker, Director of Department of Industrial Relations/State of California, as Administrator of Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Dale Martin Pingrey, Charles Treat Arnold, Respondents,, Lexis Advance

Employment Relationships—Residential Employees—Illegal Enterprises—WCAB, in split panel decision, held that applicant suffered compensable injury under Labor Code § 3600 in form of paraplegia and bilateral lower extremity paralysis caused by gunshot wound sustained while applicant was working in home of illegally uninsured defendant, who operated marijuana growing business at his residence, when applicant accepted job with defendant for purpose of learning marijuana cultivation but, in addition to performing tasks related to marijuana operation, applicant was...


Cypress Insurance Company, insurer for Leathercraft Technologies, dba Alexander Handbags, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Sherman Oaks Convalescent, Constitution State Service Company, Alicia Valenzuela, Respondents,, Lexis Advance

Contribution and Reimbursement—WCAB affirmed Arbitrator’s decision that defendant Cypress Insurance Co. was entitled to reimbursement from Constitution State Service Co. for 80 percent of medical treatment provided by Cypress to applicant for cumulative trauma low back injury, but that Constitution was not responsible for any medical treatment provided by Cypress to applicant’s kidneys or psyche, when WCAB rejected…