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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Should California’s workers’ comp system have a fee schedule for vocational expert witnesses? That’s what is being contemplated in AB 1168. The bill, sponsored by Sacramento -area Democrat Richard Pan, is set for hearing in the California Senate Labor and Industrial Relations committee on Wednesday. The bill would require the DWC to hold hearings and

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Some of you have been twiddling your thumbs for the last several years waiting for a titanic appellate court battle between conflicting appellate districts on the Almaraz-Guzman doctrine. Stakeholder groups made a pretty penny sponsoring seminars on the impending battle. Charlatans came out of the woodwork, barnstorming the state with their seminars and tutorials. Early

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