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Beverly Hilton Hotel v. Wkrs.' Comp. Appeals Bd., B212205

In a petition for review of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board's order requiring petitioner to pay vocational rehabilitation benefits to respondent, the petition is granted where the Board's decision was not a final determination of respondent's right to vocational rehabilitation benefits and because Cal. Lab. Code section 139.5 had been repealed.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/26/2009
  • Published 08/26/2009

Judges

  • MOSK, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Wai & Connor and Houman Hamidzadeh, Los Angeles, for Petitioner., Law Offices of Allan H. Cutler and Allan H. Cutler, Pasadena, for Real Party In Interest., Law Offices of Shandler & Associates and Jaclyn Shandler, for Similarly Situated Applicants., Office of the County Counsel, Robert E. Kalunian, Acting County Counsel, Leah H. Davis, Assistant County Counsel, and Eugenia W. Der, Deputy County Counsel, for Amicus Curiae, County of Los Angeles., Law Office of Smith & Baltaxe and Bernard D. Baltaxe, San Francisco, for Amicus Curiae, California Applicants' Attorneys Association.

  • For Appellees:
  • Neil P. Sullivan and Vincent Bausano, for Respondent.
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