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Global Linguist Solutions, LLC v. Abdelmeged
United States Ninth Circuit
Military Law, Workers' Compensation
Upheld a Benefits Review Board decision that a linguist who supported the military in Iraq was entitled to workers' compensation under the Defense...
01/16/2019 17-72516
Luxor Cabs, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Co.
California Court of Appeal
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Insurance Law, Workers' Compensation
Held that an insurance company could not force an insured taxi cab company to arbitrate a workers' compensation insurance dispute. Affirmed the denial...
01/03/2019 A147962
People v. Hamilton
California Court of Appeal
Workers' Compensation, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed a former U.S. Postal Service employee's conviction of fraudulently obtaining workers' compensation benefits. The California insurance fraud...
12/21/2018 D073034
Cruz v. National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.
United States Ninth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Workers' Compensation
Held that a ship repair worker who had collected workers' compensation from a staffing firm for her injuries could not bring a tort suit. She had sued...
12/19/2018 17-55441
City of Petaluma v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
California Court of Appeal
Workers' Compensation
In a workers' compensation case, held that a law enforcement officer's vision loss in one eye should be apportioned 15 percent to an on-the-job injury...
12/10/2018 A153811
Cristain v. Hunter Buildings and Manufacturing, L.P.
United States Fifth Circuit
Workers' Compensation, Labor & Employment Law
Reinstated an employee's claim that he was fired for filing a workers' compensation claim, in violation of the Texas Labor Code. Reversed a judgment...
11/14/2018 17-20667
Barri v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
California Court of Appeal
Workers' Compensation, Labor & Employment Law
Upheld the constitutionality of newly enacted workers' compensation anti-fraud legislation (California Labor Code sections 4615 and 139.21). Denied a...
10/19/2018 G054838
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
California Court of Appeal
Workers' Compensation, Labor & Employment Law
Annulled a workers' compensation decision in a case involving an injured correctional officer that raised questions about the proper interpretation of...
09/25/2018 C085850
King v. CompPartners, Inc.
Supreme Court of California
Labor & Employment Law, Injury & Tort Law, Workers' Compensation
Affirmed the dismissal of an employee's negligence suit against a workers' compensation utilization review management company. The employee claimed...
08/23/2018 S232197
Christie v. Georgia-Pacific Co.
United States Ninth Circuit
Admiralty, Workers' Compensation, Labor & Employment Law
Reversed a denial of benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. An employee argued that he was entitled to receive workers'...
08/02/2018 17-70853

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