Like a giant bear hibernating through winter, California’s workers’ comp system is in a relatively quiet phase. Yet there’s always notable stuff happening. For example, despite the fact that in Frances Stevens v.Outspoken Enterprises one panel of the California Court of Appeal, First District upheld the constitutionality of IMR, another panel at that court (Division

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Several days ago the California Workers’ Compensation Institute unveiled a new study on medical-legal costs in California. Those are the costs of evaluations, reports and testimony of forensic doctors in California workers’ comp cases as contrasted to payments made for treatment. I’m scheduled to speak in Oakland a March 2016 CWCI conference, and I’m sure

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$4.25  for a San Francisco Hilton Hotel luncheon featuring Filet of Sole or Beef Bourguigonne? Not in 2016, that’s for sure, in a town where bunk bed spaces get rented to techies for thousands. But mentally transport yourself back to 1966, some 50 years ago. It was then that the newly formed California Applicants’ Attorneys

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On January 7, 2016 the WCIRB unveiled a report analyzing changes in indemnity claim frequency (see link below). The report will continue to stoke the fires of those who are concerned about cumulative trauma claims in California. Of course, the classic cumulative trauma claim would be that of a construction worker or fireman who does heavy

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Each year I start the year with a quiz on likely happenings in California workers’ comp during the coming year. This post contains my 2016 California workers’ comp quiz. Don’t be shy. Get out your crystal ball and your best soothsayer hat. E-mail your answers to me (at jyoung@boxerlaw.com). Time will tell, but in some instances

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