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  • Blog Icon Published May 5, 2017

    Kathleen Roberts of San Jose Receives a Take Nothing Further

    In the case of Angela Lua v. Mainstay in Santa Cruz County, Kathleen Roberts (San Jose office) secured an award at the Salinas WCAB that Ms. Lua take nothing further on her claim.

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    Congratulations to Cathy Chang of Our Inland Empire Office

    Congratulations to Cathy Chang of our Inland Empire office, who prevailed after an Expedited Hearing by convincing the judge that, had the worker not been terminated for good cause, modified duty would have been available, saving our client up to 104 weeks of benefits.

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    Apportionment and Genetic Factors of Disability

    The Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in City of Jackson v. WCAB (Rice) (4/26/17), has issued a decision that will provide substantial assistance in achieving the Legislature’s directive in Labor Code Section 4663 with respect to apportionment.

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No compensation is owed for a psychiatric condition substantially caused [35% to 40%] by a lawful, nondiscriminatory, good faith personnel action pursuant to LC §3208.3(h) and to determine whether the defendant has met its burden of this affirmative defense, the Court will apply a Rolda analysis:

  • Did actual events of employment cause condition?
  • If so, were those events predominant?
  • If so, were any of those actual events “personnel actions”?
  • If so, were the personnel actions the substantial cause of the psyche injury?
  • If so, were the personnel actions lawful, nondiscriminatory and made in good faith?

Be sure that your medical legal evaluators address each point in this analysis for your medical report to constitute substantial medical evidence to be used at trial.

  • News Icon Published May 2, 2017

    Apportionment and Genetic Factors of Disability

    The Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in City of Jackson v. WCAB (Rice) (4/26/17), has issued a decision that will provide substantial assistance in achieving the Legislature’s directive in Labor Code Section 4663 with respect to apportionment.

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  • News Icon Published April 20, 2017

    State Charges 26 in $40 Million SoCal Kickback Scheme

    Orange County prosecutors recently charged 26 business owners, pharmacists, and doctors in a $40 million kickback scheme in Southern California.

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  • News Icon Published February 10, 2017

    Aguilera v. Collins Chiropractic Group

    In a recent decision, the Workers’ Comp Appeals Board affirmed its prior decision in Aguilera v. Collins Chiropractic Group which said that a plaintiff’s industrial injury caused only 88% permanent disability rather than the 100% determined by the Workers’ Comp Judge.

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