App-Based Companies, Truckers Move To Apply Prop. 22 After Win

The ridesharing companies Uber Technologies, Inc. and Lyft, Inc. are wasting little time in putting Proposition 22 to use even though it is not yet officially in effect. The companies filed petitions for rehearing with the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco to overturn an October ruling ordering them to reclassify their drivers … Read More »

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Contractor Wins Right to Sue State Fund

A California contractor can go forward with a suit against State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) for breach of contract and failing to act in good faith, California’s First District Court of Appeal has ruled. The civil lawsuit was filed after the state’s largest workers’ comp carrier denied a claim, maintaining that the company’s workers’ comp … Read More »

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Defense Challenges Board’s Findings In Almaraz/Guzman, Ogilvie

While half the workers’ comp industry girds for fallout from the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board’s recent en banc decisions in Almaraz/Guzman and Ogilvie, and the other half rubs its hands together as if about to eat the fatted cow, attorneys for the defense are taking a two-pronged approach toward getting the decisions overturned. And a request … Read More »

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Wilkinson Doctrine Suffers Another Defeat

The First District Court of Appeal put another nail in the coffin of long-standing doctrine that allows workers with two or more simultaneous injuries to receive a single combined permanent disability rating — an approach that the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board says was erased by the new rules on apportionment created by the passage of … Read More »

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Roundup (3)

Supremes Deny Appeal in Facundo-Guerrero A First District Court Of Appeal decision upholding the 24-visit cap on chiropractic treatments will stand now that the California Supreme Court refused to take up the case on appeal. The limit on chiropractic and physical therapy benefits contained in Labor Code Section 4604.5 (d) was one of the significant … Read More »

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