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  • Case name:
    Insur. Co. of N. America v. T.L.C. Lines
    Date:
    10/16/1996
    Note:
    Where the tortfeasor settles with an insured in good faith, the insurer's right to recovery from the tortfeasor is barred but the insurer may be able to recover from its insured.
    Citation:
    50 Cal.App.4th 90, 61 CCC 1166
    WCC citation:
    WCC 23901996 CA
  • Case name:
    Industrial Indemnity Co. v. WCAB
    Date:
    12/29/1997
    Note:
    CIGA not liable for workers' comp. when two other insurers were also liable for benefits.
    Citation:
    60 Cal.App.4th 548, 62 CCC 1661
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25411997 CA
  • Case name:
    In re Interstate Indem. Co.,
    Date:
    09/06/2063
    Note:
    Appointed reinsurers have preference to assets of insolvent insurer over general creditors.
    Citation:
    219 Cal.App.2d 809, 28 CCC 288
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25671963 CA
  • Case name:
    In re Alleged Contempt of Albert H. Corliss
    Date:
    01/31/1991
    Note:
    Atty. who requests/accepts fee based on contingency arrgt. w/ applicant w/o Bd. approval is subject to contempt.
    Citation:
    56 CCC 132
    WCC citation:
    WCC 27182001 CA
  • Case name:
    Ito v. WCAB (Fry's Food Stores)
    Date:
    10/29/1993
    Note:
    When doubt exists as to whether injuries are cumulative or separate, file separate applications for each incident.
    Citation:
    58 CCC 744
    WCC citation:
    WCC 27581993 CA
  • Case name:
    In re Alleged Contempt of Irwin Lee, Esq.
    Date:
    10/30/1987
    Note:
    Contempt sanction for filing Declaration of Readiness for improper purpose.
    Citation:
    52 CCC 492
    WCC citation:
    WCC 27601987 CA
  • Case name:
    In Re Alleged Contempt of Maxim N. Bach, Esq.
    Date:
    11/10/1988
    Note:
    Contempt sanction for attorney interfering with WCAB subpoena on release of applicant's medical records.
    Citation:
    53 CCC 474
    WCC citation:
    WCC 27891988 CA
  • Case name:
    In Re Alleged Contempt of, Respondent
    Date:
    01/07/1983
    Note:
    Attorney falsely represented that case was reassigned to approve a C&R. .
    Citation:
    48 CCC 4
    WCC citation:
    WCC 27991983 CA
  • Case name:
    Islas vs. D & G Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Date:
    07/09/2004
    Note:
    Definition of 'power press' is one of fact for trier of fact.
    Citation:
    120 Cal.App.4th 571
    WCC citation:
    WCC 29972004 CA
  • Case name:
    In re Lockheed Litigation Cases
    Date:
    01/31/2005
    Note:
    A court cannot exclude an epidemiological study from consideration solely because the study shows a relative risk of less than 2.0.
    Citation:
    126 Cal.App.4th 271
    WCC citation:
    WCC 30772005 CA
  • Case name:
    In the Matter of John H. Hoffman, Jr.
    Date:
    05/17/2006
    Note:
    Rule 10779 and the State Bar Act preclude any non-reinstated former attorney who has been disbarred or suspended by the Supreme Court from appearing as a representative of any party before the WCAB.
    Citation:
    70 CCC 609
    WCC citation:
    WCC 31602006 CA
  • Case name:
    Infinet Marketing Services, Inc. v. American Motorist Insurance Company
    Date:
    04/06/2007
    Note:
    The insurance broker is not a third party beneficiary of the insurance contract.
    Citation:
    150 Cal. App. 4th 168
    WCC citation:
    WCC 32182007 CA
  • Case name:
    In re Matter of Pellicer
    Date:
    07/09/2008
    Note:
    A 'defrocked' attorney cannot be permitted to appear in workers' compensation proceedings.
    Citation:
    MISC. 251
    WCC citation:
    WCC 33942008 CA
  • Case name:
    Industrial Indemnity Co. v. WCAB
    Date:
    03/13/1985
    Note:
    The Board's statutory interpretation allowing benefits during the qualified injured worker (QIW) evaluation period, provided the employee in good faith presents prima facie evidence justifying a request for rehabilitation, clearly forecloses false claims. Such interpretation is consistent with, and not in conflict with, the statute, and is reasonably necessary to effect the statutory purposes.
    Citation:
    B003862
    WCC citation:
    WCC 34351985 CA
  • Case name:
    Interstate Fire and Casualty Ins. Co. v Cleveland Wrecking Co.
    Date:
    02/22/2010
    Note:
    It is prudent to permit subrogation, so that a party with an alleged contractual indemnification obligation will be encouraged to step up in the underlying case and either fulfill the obligation (and implicitly help settle the case) or resolve any dispute over the application of the indemnification obligation.
    Citation:
    A124920
    WCC citation:
    WCC 36002010 CA
  • Case name:
    Integrated Healthcare Holdings inc. v. Weiss (G042016)
    Date:
    09/13/2010
    Note:
    An attorney who had settled a lawsuit against his former employer breached the parties' settlement agreement by continuing to pursue a Labor Code 132a claim against the employer at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, the 4th District Court of Appeal concluded.
    Citation:
    G042016
    WCC citation:
    WCC 36652010 CA
  • Case name:
    Integrated Healthcare Holdings inc. v. Weiss (G041905)
    Date:
    09/13/2010
    Note:
    An attorney who had settled a lawsuit against his former employer breached the parties' settlement agreement by continuing to pursue a Labor Code 132a claim against the employer at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, the 4th District Court of Appeal concluded.
    Citation:
    G041905
    WCC citation:
    WCC 36662010 CA
  • Case name:
    Iverson v. California Village Homeowners Assoc.
    Date:
    03/23/2011
    Note:
    An independent contractor could not rely on Cal-OSHA regulations to establish negligence per se in a premises liability suit, the California 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled.
    Citation:
    B220863
    WCC citation:
    WCC 37352011 CA
  • Case name:
    Irvine Eurocars v. WCAB (Shelly)
    Date:
    02/11/2011
    Note:
    The state Supreme Court will not review a split panel decision featuring a controversial dispute about whether an auto dealership was a nanny's employer.
    Citation:
    ADJ4715696
    WCC citation:
    WCC 37872011 CA
  • Case name:
    Integrated Investigations Inc. v. O'Donnell
    Date:
    10/18/2011
    Note:
    A California appellate court on Tuesday threw out a private investigation firm's lawsuit against a defense attorney who had advised agencies affiliated with Los Angeles County to avoid using the firm because it had failed to report to the county that one of its investigators had been involved in a high-speed chase with a workers' compensation applicant.
    Citation:
    B231035
    WCC citation:
    WCC 38132011 CA

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