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California: Labor Code Section 3208.3(h) Applied to Migraine Headaches

The 4th District Court of Appeal has issued a decision on an issue which has been pending in an unresolved fashion since the early 1990s when Labor Code § 3208.3 was amended to provide that injuries arising from lawful good faith personnel actions. In County of San Bernardino v W.C.A.B. (McCoy)...

California: Court of Appeals Publishes Valdez Reversal Opinion

The Second District Court of Appeal has ordered publication of its decision in Valdez v W.C.A.B . which reversed the W.C.A.B. en banc ruling that medical reports obtained by applicants pursuant to Labor Code § 4605 were not admissible. Thus, the Court of Appeal decision now becomes citable authority...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Larson’s May Interpret Law, But Can’t Supplant Text of Statute

Larson's Spotlight on Statutory Interpretation, Credit for Pension Benefits, Intentional Tort, and Substantially Certain Rule. 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...

California: Appellate Court Dumps Lien Filing Fee Challenge

The Second District Court of Appeal has handed down a decision affirming the legislature’s creation of the lien filing fee as part of SB 863. In Chorn v W.C.A.B. a physician (Robin Chorn M.D.) filed a complaint joined by two injured workers in an effort to challenge on constitutional grounds the...