Contract Dispute Between Insurer and Excess Carrier: Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/1/2014)

Contract Dispute Between Insurer and Excess Carrier: Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/1/2014)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the April 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.

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Contra Costa County, PSI, Contra Costa County Risk Management, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, General Reinsurance Corp., Jeffrey Millman, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Insurance Coverage—Excess Insurance Policies—WCAB affirmed WCJ’s finding that WCAB did not have jurisdiction to determine contract dispute between defendant and its excess insurance carrier over whether certain utilization review and bill review expenses were covered by excess insurance policy, when WCAB found that dispute was contract dispute between insurer and insured rather than workers’ compensation coverage dispute subject to mandatory arbitration, that, although many self-insured employers purchase excess insurance, excess insurance is not…

Cast and Crew Entertainment Services, Inc., Zurich North America, Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Jeffrey Barstow, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Petitions for Writ of Review—Final Orders—Court of Appeal dismissed defendant employer’s petition for writ of review of WCAB decision because that decision was not final order or decision as required by LC 5900 and 5901, when WCAB’s decision held that…

Ideal Catering, aka Ideal Foods, Inc., Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Judith Larson (aka Judy Yasias), Gladys Giron, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Employment Relationships—WCAB held that applicant and defendant Larson were both employees of defendant Ideal Catering, when WCAB found that Ideal Catering owned catering truck, that Larson leased and operated that truck on Ideal Catering’s route, that applicant was…

Ernestine Mitchell, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, Hartford, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Petitions for Reconsideration—Time to File—WCAB dismissed petition for reconsideration not filed within time requirements of LC 5903 and 8 CCR 10507(a)(1), when applicant was seeking reconsideration of WCAB decision holding that…

Erlinda Ecoffey, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Shamban Polymer Technologies, Broadspire, for Lumberman's Mutual Casualty Company, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Permanent Disability—Rating—WCAB awarded applicant machine operator 96 percent permanent disability, without apportionment, and life pension for admitted 11/29/2000 industrial injury to her left upper extremity and psyche from incident when machine crushed her hand, based on…

Dee Anna Fobbs (Deeanna Fobbs), Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, UC Davis Medical Center, PSI, adjusted by Sedgwick CMS, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Injury AOE/COE—WCAB held that applicant food service technician did not sustain claimed injury AOE/COE to her right knee on 12/23/2011, when WCAB found that…

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