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March 29, 2020

The Sixth District Court of Appeal issued on May 27, 2020, certified for publication, its decision on County of Santa Clara v. WCAB. This is an extremely favorable decision for the defense. Applicant suffered a specific left knee injury due... Read More

DWC Issues Emergency Measures For Medical-Legal Evaluations During Governor Newsom’s Stay-At-Home Order

March 28, 2020

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In Re: COVID-19 State Of Emergengy En Banc

March 3, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board issued the attached en banc decision in response to the Covid-19 emergency which will affect how you administer some of your claims. The WCAB has temporarily suspended various rules of... Read More

California: Dismissals With Prejudice: Not As Final As You May Think

February 3, 2020

(Note: Lexis Advance online subscribers can access the links below.) There is a widespread belief that once a party is dismissed with prejudice they are immune or insulated from rejoinder and the case can be closed forever. In the majority... Read More

PRACTICE POINT: No Notice Of Representation Of Lien Claimant?

May 21, 2019

Some clients overlook potential issues which arise when the lien claimant’s representative has failed to timely file and serve a fully executed proper notice of representation as required by Cal. Code Regs., tit.8, §10774.5. WCAB Rule 10774.5 requires the representative... Read More

PRACTICE POINT: No DWC-1 Claim Form?

January 15, 2019

ome clients overlook potential issues which arise when the applicant's attorney has failed to file a DWC-1 Claim Form. If there is no claim form, then there is no right to a Section 4650(d) automatic penalty. Lab. Code, § 5401 subdivision... Read More

PBW Attends The Sports Group Meeting

Pearlman, Brown & Wax is proud of our Sports Law attorneys who attended the Sports Group Meeting on January 11, 2019. Our Sports Law attorneys meet quarterly for a full-day review of case law updates and legal trends as we... Read More

Congratulations To Robert Heller For His Great Result On This Case:

July 5, 2018

Reliance insured O-Corp, a tech services company, for worker’s compensation. O-Corp contracted with J-Corp to provide a ten year contract doing computer work. Injured Worker, an O-Corp employee, fell while physically at J-Corp and filed a worker’s comp case against... Read More

Congratulations To Robert Heller For His Great Result On This Case:

Reliance insured O-Corp, a tech services company, for worker’s compensation. O-Corp contracted with J-Corp to provide a ten year contract doing computer work. Injured Worker, an O-Corp employee, fell while physically at J-Corp and filed a worker’s comp case against... Read More

WCAB Lacked Jurisdiction

June 29, 2018

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