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COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO v. WORKERS' COMP. APPEALS BD., B147387

A penalty in excess of $65,000 for an inadvertent delay in paying a previously assessed $97.87 penalty constitutes harsh and unfair treatment not intended by the Workers' Compensation Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/03/2001
  • Published 10/03/2001

Judges

  •  COFFEE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Finnegan, Marks & Hampton, Ellen Sims Langille, San Francisco, Renee M. Bertenthal for Petitioner County of San Luis Obispo., Rockard J. Delgadillo, City Attorney, Garrett A. Kuehn, Assistant City Attorney, William W. Koepcke, Deputy City Attorney, for City of Los Angeles as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • William A. Herreras, Grover Beach, for Respondent Russell Barnes., Berkowitz & Cohen, Elliot S. Berkowitz;  Van Bourg, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, Los Angeles, Ellyn Moscowitz, John Plotz, San Francisco, for California Applicants Attorneys' Association as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Respondent Russell Barnes., No appearance for respondent Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
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