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CA: Test Case Filed for Dementia in Retired Football Players

VAN NUYS, CA - The New York Times reports that Dr. Eleanor Perfetto has filed a California workers' compensation claim on behalf of her 67-year-old husband, Ralph Wenzel, contending a link between Wenzel's current dementia and his N.F.L. career, where he played as a lineman from 1966 to 1973...

CA: Cincinnati Bengals Unsuccessful in Denying WCAB of Jurisdiction in Injured Football Player's Case

Wesley Carroll v. New Orleans Saints Jurisdiction--Subject Matter Jurisdiction--Out-of-State Employment--WCAB, rescinding WCJ's finding, held that there was insufficient evidence in record to determine whether requirements in Labor Code § 3600.5(b) were satisfied so as to deprive State of...

California WCAB May Lack Jurisdiction Where Out-of-State Football Player Plays a Single Game in California

The California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has recently issued two noteworthy panel decisions related to the WCAB’s subject matter jurisdiction in which the professional football player claimed cumulative trauma but played only a single football game in California. In Vaughn...

California WCAB May Lack Jurisdiction Where Out-of-State Football Player Plays a Single Game in California

The California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has recently issued two noteworthy panel decisions related to the WCAB’s subject matter jurisdiction in which the professional football player claimed cumulative trauma but played only a single football game in California. In Vaughn Booker...

Insurer Entitled to Credit for Third Party Recovery in Porta-Potty Injury Case: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/12/12)

Here’s the next batch of advanced postings for the May 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Pedro Gonzalez, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals...

WCAB Lacked Jurisdiction for Football Player’s Claimed Out of State Injuries: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/5/2012)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the November 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Michael Barrow , Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation...

California: W.C.A.B. Declines to Accept Jurisdiction over Out of State NFL Player

The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board has issued a decision in what can best be called a niche case involving professional sports specifically professional football. In McKinley v. Arizona Cardinals , the W.C.A.B. has issued an en banc decision specifically declining to exercise jurisdiction over...

California: W.C.A.B. Declines to Accept Jurisdiction over Out of State NFL Player

The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board has issued a decision in what can best be called a niche case involving professional sports specifically professional football. In McKinley v. Arizona Cardinals , the W.C.A.B. has issued an en banc decision specifically declining to exercise jurisdiction over...