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California: Stipulated Agreements – When Can You Back Out?

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases, statutes, and rules cited below . Buyer’s remorse. It is not unusual for a party to agree to the terms of a settlement and then wake up the next morning with that horrible feeling in the pit of their stomach. Maybe that was not such a great deal after...

California: Stipulated Agreements – When Can You Back Out?

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases, statutes, and rules cited below . Buyer’s remorse. It is not unusual for a party to agree to the terms of a settlement and then wake up the next morning with that horrible feeling in the pit of their stomach. Maybe that was not such a great deal after...

California: Psychiatric Compensable Consequence as a New and Further Injury

In Woodward v. Tri Corp Construction , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS —, the WCAB panel, affirming the WCJ, found good cause existed under Labor Code § 5410 to reopen the applicant’s 1/26/2011 Stipulated Award and to find that the applicant sustained a psychiatric injury as a compensable...