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Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/13/2010)

Here's the third batch of advanced postings for the October 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below to read the full headnotes and summaries. Brunton Enterprises, Inc., SeaBright Insurance Company, Petitioners...

Robert G. Rassp, Esq.
Medications Every Lawyer and Judge Should Know

© Copyright 2010 by Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group. All rights reserved. Excerpted from The Lawyer’s Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers’ Compensation , 2011 Edition (available December...

Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP
California: Stepped-Up Enforcement of EDD Statutory Interest

Representatives for the California Employment Development Department (EDD) are present at nearly all WCAB district offices every court day to recover amounts paid out as state disability benefits where workers’ compensation temporary disability...

Stuart D. Colburn
Texas Appeals Panel Decision No. 100308 - Causation

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford The Claimant worked as a security guard. A nearby refinery released chemical fumes including naphthalene. The Claimant alleged an occupational exposure and sought medical care from two different...

Keith J. Kasper
Vermont Workers’ Compensation Update July to September 2010

Saffold v. Palmieri Roofing Inc. , Opinion No. 24-10WC (July 14, 2010). Defendant's motion for summary judgment on aggravation denied as discrepancies exist between expert opinions as to whether the degenerative condition is independent of the...

H. Edwin Detlie
Iowa: Employee Bowling League Injury Not Work-Related

Extensively citing Larson’s definitive work on Workers’ Compensation, the Iowa Court of Appeals found that an employee who is injured in a company bowling event is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, reversing the finding...