According to a press release issued today, the WCIRB Governing Committee has voted to authorize the WCIRB to file proposed 2012 “pure premium rates”. The rate filing will be coming by August 19. Here is the press release, quoted in entirety: “Today, the WCIRB Governing Committee voted to authorize the WCIRB to file proposed January

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A decision rendered today by the California Court of Appeals, 3rd District, is likely to be of wide interest to the California workers’ comp industry. The decision in Salas V. Sierra Chemical Co. was authored by Justice Andrea Hoch and joined by Justice Vance Raye and Justice Harry Hull. Hoch is well known in workers’

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Sometimes we see stuff in workers’ comp so bizarre, you just shake your head. They couldn’t make this stuff up no matter how hard they try. Such it is with the 3-cent appeal. Unhappy with the award of a credit for an overpayment of $13,113.33, self insured Kraft Foods Nabisco, adjusted by Broadspire and represented

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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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