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Case Name: Avalon Bay Foods v. WCAB Date: 08/20/1998
Note: No penalty if reimbursable medical expense paid within 60 days of receipt.
Citation: 18 Cal.4th 1165, 63 CCC 902
WCC Citation: WCC 3951998 CA
Case Name: Ashdown vs. Ameron Int'l Corp. Date: 08/17/2000
Note: Dual Capacity and Fraudulent Concealment doctrines narrowly construed v. exclusive remedy.
Citation: 83 Cal.App.4th 868, 65 CCC 1026
WCC Citation: WCC 24172000 CA
Case Name: Aubry v. WCAB Date: 07/28/1997
Note: Service of claim form is proper notice to employer for injuries in years 1990-93.
Citation: 56 Cal.App.4th 1032, 62 CCC 870
WCC Citation: WCC 24371997 CA
Case Name: Amer. Psych. Consultants, Inc. v. WCAB Date: 07/21/1995
Note: When both parties equally mistaken where money was paid, restitution not available.
Citation: 36 Cal.App.4th 1626, 60 CCC 559
WCC Citation: WCC 24401995 CA
Case Name: Ameri-Medical Corp. v. WCAB Date: 02/27/1996
Note: Defendants objecting to bill have interest in impermissable charges but not unfettered access to doctor's business records; Disclosure of identity of medical reports preparers is essential.
Citation: 42 Cal.App.4th 1260, 61 CCC 149
WCC Citation: WCC 24421996 CA
Case Name: Appleby v. WCAB Date: 07/29/1994
Note: Employer can credit paid private pension benefits against work comp. liabilities.
Citation: 27 Cal.App.4th 184, 59 CCC 520
WCC Citation: WCC 24521994 CA
Case Name: Anderson v. Union Oil Co. Date: 07/17/1975
Note: Employer can provide in a voluntary benefit plan for credit against work comp. liabilities.
Citation: 49 Cal.App.3d 968, 40 CCC 970
WCC Citation: WCC 24601975 CA
Case Name: Ashley v. WCAB Date: 08/01/1995
Note: Employer need not compensate a worker for a disability from a preexisting perm. disability.
Citation: 37 Cal.App.4th 320, 60 CCC 683
WCC Citation: WCC 24751995 CA
Case Name: Amer. Intern. Adj. Co., Inc. v. Crawford Date: 01/09/1997
Note: WCAB has jurisdiction over bad faith or fraud claims against carriers or medical/legal lien claimants.
Citation: 51 Cal. App. 4th 1489, 62 CCC 22
WCC Citation: WCC 24851997 CA
Case Name: Avila v. WCAB Date: 12/30/1970
Note: PD when impairment of earning capacity or normal use of a member, or handicap in labor mkt.
Citation: 14 Cal.App.3d 33, 35 CCC 637
WCC Citation: WCC 25111970 CA
Case Name: Alhambra Comm. Hospital v. WCAB Date: 06/21/1979
Note: Disputed claim can be settled without satisfaction of any outstanding liens or lien claimant's consent.
Citation: 44 CCC 611
WCC Citation: WCC 25271979 CA
Case Name: Argonaut Ins. Co. v. IAC (Montana) Date: 12/31/1969
Note: IAC may use its general knowledge to forecast and weigh facts relevant in compensation award.
Citation: 57 Cal.2d 589, 27 CCC 130
WCC Citation: WCC 25361962 CA
Case Name: Aguirre v. WCAB Date: 07/22/1991
Note: Compromise/release of liability for future injuries sustained during rehab. must be express, clear to applicant.
Citation: 232 Cal. App. 3d 744, 56 CCC 420
WCC Citation: WCC 25691991 CA
Case Name: Atlantic Richfield Co. v. WCAB Date: 05/20/1982
Note: For partial dependency, widow must establish annual amount of support from husband's earnings.
Citation: 31 Cal.3d 715, 47 CCC 500
WCC Citation: WCC 25811982 CA
Case Name: Allison v. WCAB Date: 05/27/1999
Note: WCJ's have authority to hear and rule on discovery disputes.
Citation: 72 Cal.App.4th 654, 64 CCC 624
WCC Citation: WCC 26011999 CA
Case Name: Addington v. Indus. Indem. Co. Date: 04/07/1972
Note: Lower court not prevented by res judicata from considering claims.
Citation: 24 Cal.App.3d 802, 37 CCC 312
WCC Citation: WCC 26191972 CA
Case Name: Argonaut Ins. Co. v. IAC (Harries) Date: 12/09/1964
Note: Where employer has more than one insurer, apportionment of liab. is proper.
Citation: 231 Cal.App.2d 111, 29 CCC 279
WCC Citation: WCC 26311964 CA
Case Name: Argonaut Ins. Co. v. WCAB (Lopez) Date: 02/22/1971
Note: Insurer entitled to specific finding on amount of PD relied on by WCAB, can controvert finding through legal process.
Citation: 15 Cal.App.3d 436, 36 CCC 89
WCC Citation: WCC 26491971 CA
Case Name: Argonaut Ins. Exch. v. IAC (Bellinger) Date: 12/31/1969
Note: IAC not required to take further evidence and could redetermine case on existing record.
Citation: 49 Cal.2d 706, 23 CCC 34
WCC Citation: WCC 26521958 CA
Case Name: Aliano v. WCAB Date: 12/24/1979
Note: Reopened b/c employer failed to properly present facts in original decision; Service of hospital records not required but their willful suppression is fraud.
Citation: 100 Cal.App.3d 341, 44 CCC 1156
WCC Citation: WCC 26651979 CA
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