Sanctions for Skeletal and Frivolous Petitions: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/3/2014)

Sanctions for Skeletal and Frivolous Petitions: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/3/2014)

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

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Martin Reiner, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Pelican Products, Inc., United States Fire Insurance Company, Rosa Palafox, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Sanctions—WCAB ordered defendant’s former attorney to pay three $2,500 sanctions, for total sum of $7,500, pursuant to Labor Code § 5813 and 8 Cal. Code Reg. § 10561, when WCAB found that defendant’s former attorney’s skeletal Petition for Reconsideration of WCJ’s decision included no explanation or evidentiary basis for his assertions as required by Labor Code § 5902 and 8 Cal. Code Reg. § 10842, and alleged no facts to support…

Orlando Navarro, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, American Service Industries, Inc./American Services Industry, Zurich North America, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Qualified Medical Evaluators—Discipline—Court of Appeal denied applicant’s petition for writ of review challenging WCAB’s finding that applicant/security guard sustained no cumulative industrial injury to his neck, back, upper and lower extremities, vision, and psyche, based on applicant’s testimony and reports issued by panel qualified medical evaluator on 9/5/2012 and 11/15/2012, when applicant contended that WCAB erred in relying on panel qualified medical evaluator’s reports to find…

San Joaquin Community Hospital, PSI, administered by Adventist Health, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Barbara Clark, aka Barbara Diefenbach, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Medical Treatment Awards—Further Medical Treatment—WCAB awarded applicant nurse further medical treatment for 2/16/1994 injury AOE/COE to head, teeth, jaw (including TMJ), neck, psyche, and in form of fibromyalgia and headaches, resulting from injury when patient kicked applicant, when WCAB found that…

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