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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (10/29/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Post-Termination Claim, Labor Market, Marijuana, Credibility, Death Benefits. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below. ...

Statutory Presumptions of Intoxication and Drug Use Don’t Always Ensure an Easy Win for Employers

By Thomas A. Robinson At the heart of the workers’ compensation bargain is the essential doctrine that employee fault should generally not be considered when determining the compensability of the employee’s claim. Indeed, as Dr. Larson has so skillfully written: “Misconduct of the...

California: A Post-Dubon II Game Changer?

An interesting argument has been raised: Should an applicant be allowed to rebut the MTUS guidelines before the WCAB? In McFarland v. The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a split WCAB panel, affirming the WCJ, held that pursuant to Dubon v. World Restoration, Inc...

California: Labor Code Section 4662: Conclusive or Rebuttable Presumption?

Everyone in the workers’ compensation community has heard of the paradigm changing package of laws brought about by SB899 in 2004 and SB863 in 2013, but sometimes a new law slips under the radar radically tweaking a particular aspect of the rules. I. Outdated Labor Code § 4662 Prior...