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Allied Signal Aerospace v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
California Court of Appeal
Workers' Compensation
Held that the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board erred in ruling on whether an injured employee was entitled to heavy housework assistance. Annulled...
06/05/2019 B293080
Grimm v. Vortex Marine Construction
United States Ninth Circuit
Workers' Compensation
Held that a construction worker could not proceed with an action against his former employer to enforce a Department of Labor order requiring payment...
04/16/2019 18-15104
Jackpot Harvesting, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters, Inc.
California Court of Appeal
Insurance Law, Workers' Compensation, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Affirmed the denial of a motion to compel arbitration of an insurance dispute. A company that sued its workers' compensation insurer over premium...
03/28/2019 H044953
Jorge-Chavelas v. Louisiana Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co.
United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Workers' Compensation, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a sugarcane farm had no statutory immunity from a tort lawsuit brought by two injured cane planters. Louisiana workers' compensation laws...
03/07/2019 18-30388
Iopa v. Saltchuk-Young Brothers, Ltd.
United States Ninth Circuit
Workers' Compensation, Administrative Law
Held that a claimant waited too long to file a petition for attorney fees after successfully litigating claims for temporary disability benefits under...
03/04/2019 17-70415
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

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