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California: The Important Distinctions Between Reconsideration and Removal

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases, statutes, and rule cited below. Commonly, when appealing an adverse determination of a Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge (WCJ), a practitioner will file a petition for reconsideration, and, in the alternative, a petition for removal...

California: Follow the Rules When Petitioning for Reconsideration

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases and rules cited below. A petition for reconsideration is an extremely valuable tool for ensuring that a workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) has made the correct determination during the course of a workers’ compensation proceeding...

California Panel QME Process: Is It Time to Admit We Are Dealing With a Monster?

A serious question needs to be asked about whether requiring the use of one Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in a workers’ compensation case, as opposed to the use of “battling QME’s”, has reduced litigation or has actually served to increase litigation. No question, at least...