Tomorrow the California Court of Appeal 1st District will be hearing oral argument in San Francisco on an important case on apportionment, City of Petaluma V. WCAB (Lindh). The case may have important implications for how the courts will handle issues of causation of injury versus causation of disability, and what the rules are where

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Will the 2018 California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex actually have less impact on California workers’ comp than some might have believed? Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court  (83 CCC 817) adopted a simpler but more broad definition of employment status, but arose only in the context of litigation over California wage orders. However,

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A lot is at stake in tomorrow’s California elections. But workers’ comp is not one of the headline issues. What are some of the knowns and what are “known unknowns” as pertains to California workers’ comp? Polls suggest that Gavin Newsom will be elected governor by a large margin. Workers’ comp is a topic that

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Is another workers’ comp conflict in the making? That’s the take by Dan Walters, one of the most senior and savvy journalists on the Sacramento scene. Walters has observed political wars over California workers’ comp going back decades. His most recent piece on workers’ comp predicts that as Governor, Gavin Newsom will be called upon

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Over the years I’ve been amazed about the loosey goosey approach many attorneys have towards the QME process. Not sending medical records to the QME at all, sending too many medical records, sending medical records at the last minute, sending undisclosed sub rosa films, sending no cover letter with questions to be addressed, sending massive

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