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California: Interpreters at Medical Treatment Appointments (WCAB en banc)

WCAB Issues En Banc Decision regarding Allowable Fees for Interpreters at Medical Treatment Appointments. In a March 17, 2011 decision, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board issued an en banc decision in the matter of Jose Guitron v. Santa Fe Extruders allowing for payment of interpreters at...

California Workers Comp Liens: The Trouble With Tribbles

"The Trouble With Tribbles" is a second-season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, first broadcast on December 29, 1967 and repeated June 21, 1968. The "trouble" with the Tribbles is that they reproduce far too quickly and are capable of eating a planet barren if their breeding...

California: W.C.A.B. Provides Teeth to Lien Litigation

After going virtually the entire calendar year without a substantive en banc decision, the W.C.A.B. has issue a new opinion which provides significant guidance to the workers’ compensation community in one of the emerging battleground areas that is likely to develop under SB 863. In Torres v AJC...

California: W.C.A.B. Provides Teeth to Lien Litigation

After going virtually the entire calendar year without a substantive en banc decision, the W.C.A.B. has issue a new opinion which provides significant guidance to the workers’ compensation community in one of the emerging battleground areas that is likely to develop under SB 863. In Torres v AJC...