During the COVID-19 pandemic, when trials, conferences and depositions were all held virtually and the litigants could not be seen except for proceedings held via the Lifesize video-conferencing format, enforcement of the rules regarding appropriate dress were obviously not necessary, except when appearing by camera. Read more
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has issued revised PQME evaluation regulations that permanently incorporate some of the pandemic-era rules allowing for remote evaluations and longer scheduling timeframes. Read more
As parties rush to settle their cases during the jolly days of settlement season, one key question to ask when settling cumulative trauma claims is whether all potential codefendants have been joined.
In this article, we will offer an overview of why joinder is necessary and why it is an important tool in our workers’ compensation toolbox. Read more
At the end of 2022, it’s time to assess the significant things that happened in California workers’ comp this year. What follows is an attempt to separate the signal from the noise. I’ve added links to explanatory material. Read more
The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is a member-driven organization dedicated to supporting the professional advancement of attorneys who practice in California and includes various practice areas. Read more
Governor Gavin Newsom is receiving praise from practitioners across the State of California for his most recent appointment of renowned workers’ compensation practitioner, scholar and frequent lecturer, Joseph Capurro as Commissioner of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Read more