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Monthly Archives: June 2023

WCAB Rejects Concept of “Vocational Apportionment” in Rare En Banc Decision

June 23, 2023 Further Restrictions on Vocational Apportionment As most workers’ compensation practitioners can attest, vocational evidence has seen a resurgence in recent years, as the applicant’s bar attempts to obtain Awards of 100% permanent total disability. One unfortunate side effect of this resurgence, is the development of the complex concept of “vocational apportionment.” Thankfully, the WCAB has offered much-needed clarity on this complex topic in a recent en banc decision issued on June 22, 2023: Grace Nunes v. State […]

PARMA Conference – 50 year Anniversary – February 20-23, 2024 – Indian Wells, CA

Event Details:  PARMA Conference – 50 year Anniversary Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa Indian Wells, CA February 20-23, 2024 Please visit 2024 PARMA Annual Conference for additional information   LFLM is a Proud Platinum Sponsor   Sessions: “Pain Points: Four Banes of Our Existence and Creative Claims Solutions to Lessen Your Stress” Jesus Mendoza, Partner, LFLM – San Francisco Sunny White, Division Manager, Athens Administrators Dr. Paul Kim, Keystone Industrial Medicine   “Golden Nuggets of Workers’ Compensation” Susan Hastings, Office Managing […]

CAJPA Conference – September 12-14, 2023 – Lake Tahoe, CA

Event Details: CAJPA Conference September 12-14, 2023 Lake Tahoe, CA Time – TBA Please visit CAJPA 2023 for additional information. Sessions: “Five Steps to Successfully Handle Presumptions Claims in a Post-Pandemic Workplace” Jeff Rush, Workers’ Compensation Program Manager, California JPIA Dr. Ron Heredia, Director, Good Mood Legal   Vicki Lindquist, Partner, of our LFLM-Oakland Office   Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi, LLP.

WCI Conference – August 20-23, 2023 – Orlando World Center, Florida

Event Details: WCI Conference August 20-23, 2023Orlando World Center, Florida August 22, 2023 10:00am-11:30am Please visit WCI 2023 Conference for additional information    Sessions: STATE OF THE STATES: National Case Law Highlights 2022-2023 A WCEC coproduction of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and National Workers’ Compensation Review   Michelle Sebring, Partner, of our LFLM-San Diego Office   Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi, LLP.

Episode 18 – SB 1127 with Special Guest Jonathan Liff, Esq., Partner

  In this episode, Lindsay discusses SB 1127  with Jonathan Liff, Partner, Sacramento.  Jonathan will be further discussing the implications and impact of SB 1127 on legal presumptions at the upcoming CCWC conference.  Public entities and risk managers will learn how to navigate these complex cases now that the timeframes for assessing liability have been shortened, benefits have been expanded, and severe potential penalties for unreasonable denial of claims have been created. Jonathan W. A. Liff, Esq., of our LFLM-Sacramento Office […]