The comp community was all a-twitter today. The big buzz? Yesterday’s en banc decisions in Olgilvie and Almaraz and Guzman (see yesterday’s post) A sample of comments from sources (applicant attorneys, defense attorneys and judges) I spoke with today: ….”Courageous”…..”A slippery slope”….”What took them so long?”……”Finally, the pompous AMA police are put in their place”……”FEC

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For some time I’ve been expecting that the WCAB would issue a decision clarifying its position on rebutting the 2005 permanent disability rating schedule. In Scott Boughner vs. CompUSA the WCAB had upheld the validity of the 2005 PD schedule (Boughner’s counsel has requested the Court of Appeal review that decision but there is no

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More on shredding of the “safety net”: Cash strapped counties are having problems meeting their safety net obligations……Backlogs in the welfare system that may affect some who run out of unemployment, state disability or workers’ comp and are unable to find employment in a declining economy……. Here’s the Contra Costa Times piece:http://www.contracostatimes.com/politic … source=rss Stay

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In life, there’s good shredding. Eddie Van Halen on guitar. Some of the licks from The Scorpions or one of your favorite metal bands. And there’s bad shredding. As in when the societal “safety net” starts to weaken. In California the latter seems to be happening. We live in a time of “good banks” and

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