A storm is brewing over the State Compensation Insurance Fund’s recent correspondence that medical providers will be required to sign a new contract to remain in the SCIF MPN. Here is the text of a letter from CAAA’s current president, Barry Hinden, addressed to Destie Overpeck, Chief Legal Counsel of the California Division of Workers

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In law school they never told us how much down-time there is in the practice of law. That’s particularly true at the California Workers’ Comp Appeals Board.Parties wait for their turn to see the judge. We wait for our opponents to reach their clients to get settlement authority. We wait to talk with busy lien

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Looks like the various state buildings housing some of the district offices of the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (and the San Francisco offices of the statewide WCAB) have been saved again. Today’s announcement of a California budget deal apparently does not include plans to sell state buildings after all. The on-again sale is now

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We’re in one of life’s watchful waiting phases. In the larger world, we’re waiting to see if Europe’s teetering economies-Greece, Portugal, Spain and Ireland among them- take the world economy off a cliff. And we’re waiting to see what happens on the Potomac, as Congress and the Obama Administration struggle for a consensus on raising

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On June 22, the California Court of Appeals, First District will hold long awaited oral arguments in the case of Wanda Ogilvie vs. City and County of San Francisco. Arguing on behalf of Ms. Ogilvie will be Attorney Mark Gearheart. Arguing for the City and County of San Francisco will be attorney Danny Chou. Hanging

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