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Monthly Archives: December 2018

2019 DWC Educational Conference

The largest workers’ compensation educational event in the state is held in February and March in both Northern and Southern California. Speakers from the Division of Workers’ Compensation and the private sector will address the most current topics and issues confronting claims administrators, medical providers, attorneys, rehabilitation counselors and others involved in workers’ compensation. Southern California Date: February 11 – 12, 2019 Location: LAX Marriott – 5855 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA Telephone: 888-228-9290 Northern California Date: February 28 – […]

2019 PARMA Annual Conference – Risk Wars: The Agency Strikes Back – February 10-13, 2019 – Disneyland Hotel – Anaheim, CA

2019 PARMA Annual Conference Public Agency Risk Managers Association 45th Conference and Expo: Risk Wars: The Agency Strikes Back Date: February 10 – February 13, 2019 Location: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA Marc Leibowitz, Esq. (LFLM-San Diego) and Jesus Mendoza, Esq. (LFLM-San Francisco) will be presenting. Come by to see LFLM at Booth #232 or the LFLM Sponsored Cyber PARMA Visit the PARMA website for further details: Attendee Brochure available here

LINDH UPENDS STATUS QUO: Legitimizes Apportionment to Underlying Asymptomatic Conditions

December 11, 2018 The First District Court of Appeal has given employers and carriers an unexpected but deeply appreciated Christmas present a few days early with its published opinion in City of Petaluma v. WCAB (Lindh), No. A153811, which issued on December 10, 2018. The case reinforces and reinvigorates the notion that legally valid apportionment can come from underlying pathology or an asymptomatic pre-existing condition or disease. Though SB 899 was supposed to create a sea change in how the […]