Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/11/2011)

Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/11/2011)

Here's the third batch of advanced postings for the May 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries.

Pasadena Unified School District, PSI, administered by Corvel Corporation, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Andrea Duncan, Respondents, 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 60

Removal to WCAB-WCAB denied defendant's petition to remove case to WCAB because of WCJ's order that hearing set for 1/3/2011 was to remain status conference and that discovery would remain open, when WCAB found...

Robert Vilarino, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Chromatics, Inc., California Insurance Guarantee Association, on behalf of Fremont Insurance Company, in liquidation, Respondents, 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 61

Credit-Third-Party Recovery-Estoppel-WCAB held that WCJ erred in applying principle of estoppel to find that defendant could not assert credit under Labor Code § 3861 against applicant's third-party recovery for injuries, when WCAB found...

Foundation & Earth Retaining Systems, California Insurance Company, administered by Applied Risk Services, Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Francisco Torres, Respondents, 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 58

Permanent Disability-Rating-Diminished Future Earning Capacity-WCAB affirmed WCJ's finding that applicant with admitted industrial injuries consisting of amputation of his right major arm, and substantial injury to left shoulder and psyche, incurred 100-percent permanent disability pursuant to...

Antioco Lagunas, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Reliance Inspection, Inc., dba Steel Builders, Inc., Majestic Insurance Company, Respondents, 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 59

Petitions for Reconsideration-Service of Petition-Initial Physical Agressor Defense-WCAB dismissed applicant's petition for reconsideration under Labor Code § 5905 and 8 Cal. Code Reg. §§ 10850, 10510(b), when WCAB found that applicant did not...

Sanctions-Bad Faith Tactics-WCAB imposed sanctions against law firm and one of its attorneys who both represented applicant, when WCAB found that in petition for reconsideration applicant's attorney and law firm failed to...

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