Sally Smith filed an Application for Adjudication of Claim alleging that she sustained an industrial injury to her psyche because she heard gossip in the work place that she had been having an extra-marital affair, that she’s a home-wrecker and a husband-stealer.
For the past 18 months, Dalene Bartholomew of Probe Investigations and I have been presenting at conferences regarding deceit and fraud detection strategies. This article distills much of that presentation.
Have applicant’s deposition take place in the most advantageous location to effectuate early resolution. Why? If applicant’s attorney sends contract attorneys to depositions outside of his or her office, it may be more difficult to have someone present with authority to negotiate on behalf of the applicant.
Maria Soto v. Sambrailo Packaging, Zenith Insurance Company, 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 26, a panel decision, reaffirms the WCAB’s recent trend of finding valid MPN access standards where there are no physicians available within applicant’s preferred specialty.
In Nunez v Petrochem Insulation, Inc, 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp P.D. LEXIS, the Court was presented with a scenario which did not result in the achievement of the objective of the California Constitution, Article 16, that cases be resolved expeditiously, inexpensively and without encumbrance of any character.
On October 13, 2016, applicant attorney filed a Petition for Writ of Review to the 4th DCA in Parrent v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board/Pacific Bell Telephone Co. SBC, Case Number D071162, with the defendant filing an Answer on November 7, 2016.