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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:
    05/08/2062
    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:
    02/14/2058
    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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