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CA: Senate Passes Extension on CIGA's Authority to Issue Revenue Bonds for Workers' Comp Claims

SACRAMENTO, CA - By a vote of 34-0, the state Senate passed SB 1242, which will extend the sunset date from January 1, 2011, to January 1, 2013, for the California Insurance Guarantee Association to issue revenue bonds to pay workers' compensation claims. The bill has been sent to the Assembly for...

Finally – California Appellate Court Addresses Miceli Issue

In March of 2003, the W.C.A.B. issued its first en banc decision in the Miceli v Jacuzzi case holding the policy of a special employer was “other insurance” for purposes of Insurance Code 1063.1 thereby subjecting the special employer’s carrier to liability for workers’ compensation...

Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/20/2010)

Here is the fourth 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. Ruzan Charkchyan, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Glendale Unified School District, PSI...

CA: Festa Named To CIGA Post

Reno, NV (CompNewsNetwork) - EMPLOYERS® (NYSE: EIG), America's small business insurance specialist®, today announced that Stephen V. Festa, senior vice president and chief claims officer, has been named secretary and treasurer on the Board of Governors of the California Insurance Guarantee...

Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/14/2011)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the April 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the full headnotes and summaries for these cases. WCAB Significant Panel Decision Jose H. Hernandez, Applicant, v. AMS Staff Leasing, Defendant , 2011 Cal. Wrk...

Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/2/2011)

Here's the first batch of advanced postings for the June 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below to read the complete headnotes and summaries. Travelers Indemnity Company, insurer for Linear Technology, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals...

Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/3/2011)

Featured Case of the Week: Airline Pilot's Claim for Injuries Barred by Going and Coming Rule Dann Peter Shubin, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Southwest Airlines, PSI, administered by Cambridge Pasadena, Respondents, 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 166 Injury AOE/COE...

CIGA Ordered to Administer Medical Care for Both Specific and Cumulative Trauma Injuries: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (12/23/2011)

Featured Case of the Week: CIGA ordered to administer medical care for both specific and cumulative trauma injuries California Insurance Guarantee Association (insurer for MB Painting), administered by Intercare Insurance Services, on behalf of Credit General Insurance Company, in liquidation, and...

CIGA Not Entitled to Prejudgment Interest When Amounts Reimbursed Constituted Compensation, Not Damages: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (4/24/2013)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the May 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. California Insurance Guarantee Association...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (8/10/2013)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 7 July 2013 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights...

California: CIGA Allowed to Force a Deposition of Pro Per Injured Worker 18 Years After Industrial Injury

In Hunter v. Oroville Elementary School , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a deeply divided WCAB panel denied an applicant’s petition for removal and upheld the WCJ’s order compelling a pro per applicant to attend a deposition noticed by the California Insurance Guarantee Association ...

IMR Determination Valid Even If Not Issued Within Statutory Timeframes: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/10/2015)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the September 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Norberto Arredondo , Petitioner...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (2/5/2017)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 82 No. 1 Jan 2017 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2017 LexisNexis. All rights...

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup: 9/11/2017

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 82 No. 8 August 2017 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2017 LexisNexis. All rights...