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Articles from the monthly enews of the Workers’ Compensation Section

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
SB1127 has been signed into law by California’s Governor.  The law raises the TD cap for certain cancer injuries and shortens claims investigation time limits. Read more
I hope all is going well for everyone. It is hard to believe that we are already into the 3rd month of the year. 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
Which California workers and stakeholders were winners and who were losers in the recent legislative session? Winners include the following. Read more
On This Special Occasion-An Enews Feature Interview with Judge Christopher Miller by Judge Therese DaSilva of the Oakland District Office Read more

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