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Julius Young
Accolades at Monterey

Well-deserved accolades were given this weekend in Monterey to some of California workers' comp's brightest stars. The occasion? The awards ceremony sponsored by the Executive Committee of the bar's Workers' Compensation Section. Held...

Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP
California: DWC Holds Hearing on Notice of Intent to Consolidate Liens for Compound Pharmaceuticals and Topical Medications

Presiding Judge Jorja Frank Holds Hearing on Los Angeles WCAB District Office’s Notice of Intent to Consolidate Liens for Compound Pharmaceuticals and Topical Medications On October 6, 2010 Judge Frank, with the assistance of DWC Associate...

Stuart D. Colburn
Texas Appeals Panel Decision No. 100203 - Waiver

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford The Claimant alleged carrier did not dispute compensability by timely filing a PLN-1. The carrier received written notice of the injury on August 11, 2009. A PLN-1 dated August 31, 2009 was in...

California Compensation Cases Staff
Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/6/2010)

Here's the second batch of advanced postings for the October 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the full headnotes and summaries for these cases. Granite State Insurance Company, administered by Chartis Claim,...

Jennifer Jordan
11th Circuit Court of Appeals Gives CMS Something to Think About

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. After six months passed since oral arguments were made before the court, the opinion in Bradley v. Sebelius was finally published on September 29, 2010, reversing the decision of the district court consistent with years...

Nigel Scott Baker, Esq.
Emerging Trend at California WCAB: Sanctions & Costs

Recently, the WCAB imposed sanctions (sometimes on its own motion) and awarded costs for actions and tactics noted in Labor Code §5813 and described in more detail under Rule 10561 (which I invite you to review). Labor Code §5813 says: “...