Outside my office, the Occupy Oakland tent city is back. Efforts to forcibly evict protesters from Frank Ogawa Plaza created a public relations debacle for Oakland’s mayor and police when a protesting Iraq vet was tear gassed and critically injured by some sort of projectile from police. As I noted in a post last week,

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The California Supreme Court has now rebuffed the City and County of San Francisco’s bid to overturn the Ogilvie case. In a move widely anticipated, the Supreme Court refused to grant review. With S.F. City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s mayoral campaign stumbling and Herrera’s complex litigation deputy attorney Danny Chou’s efforts in Ogilvie being rebuffed, it

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Temporary disability minimums and maximums will increase in 2012 for some California workers. It’s due to an ongoing bright spot for injured workers in California’s system, Labor Code 4453(a)(10). TD maximums and minimums are adjusted yearly based on the percentage increase in the state’s average weekly wage. The TTD maximum will now exceed $1,000 for

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Between the BART stop and Oakland’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board now lies Occupy Oakland. On one of the Bay Area’s beautiful balmy Fall days, one could look at the colorful tent encampment and think it was a REI convention or a Boy Scout jamboree. Passing by the encampment on the way to the WCAB, one

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The California Supreme Court has spoken again about COLAs. Call it Baker Redux. In response to a Petition for Rehearing filed by San Jose attorney Arthur Johnson, the California Supreme Court issued a modified opinion that can be found here:http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/do … 79194M.PDF Johnson’s Petition for Rehearing had noted that the Baker decision, issued in August

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