Cases Reported in CWCR During 2005
© 2005 California Workers' Compensation Reporter


[Cases covered in 33 CWCR ó through the January 2006 issue]

 

Abbott v. Cunningham Lindsey (2004) 69 CCC 1529
     33:26 (CA op. in brief)

Abney v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. (Aera Energy) (2004) 69 CCC 1552
     33:10 (WCAB en banc)

Adams v. Los Angeles Unif. School Dist. (2004)
     33:23 (SCorder)

Adams v. Santa Barbara Metro. Transit Dist. (2005)
     33:220 (WCAB)

Aleong v. Braish (dba Goldís Gym) (2005)
     33:306 (WCAB)

Allied Mutual Ins. Co. v. WCAB (Tarbell) (2005) 70 CCC 1
     33:6 (CA op.)

Alvarado v. Ursua (2005) 70 CCC 817
     33:199 (CA op. in brief)

Alvarez v. Behniwal (2005) 70 CCC 175
     33:141 (CA op. in brief)

American Tissue Corp. v. WCAB (Sarabia) (2005) 70 CCC 771
     33:43 (CA writ gtd.), 154 (CA op.)

Andrews: see County of San Bernardino v. WCAB (Andrews)

Atkins v. County of Santa Barbara (2005)
     33:106 (WCAB)

 

Balzano v. City of Los Angeles (2005)
     33:103 (WCAB)

Barclay v. Jesse M. Lange Distributor, Inc. (2005) 129 CA4th 281, 70 CCC 674
     33:139 (CA op.)

Bell v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc. (2005) 70 CCC 359
     33:117 (CA op.), 141 (SC rev. den. & pub. den.)

Bell v. Greg Agee Constr., Inc. (2004) 125 CA4th 453, 69 CCC 1534
     33:22 (CA op. in brief)

Bench v. City of Monrovia (2005) 70 CCC 377
     33:114Ė15 (CA op. in brief)

Bonales: see California Ins. Guar. Assín v. WCAB (Bonales)

Boostan: see Rea v. WCAB (Boostan)

Borges v. WCAB (2005) 70 CCC 661
     33:74 (CA writ gtd.), 129 (CA op.), 156 (CA pub. den., req. sent to SC)

Bradley: see Law Offices of Thomas L. Plumb v. WCAB (Bradley)

Bradley v. WCAB (2005)
     33:8 (CA writ gtd.)

Brower v. International Union of Hotel and Restaurant Employees #220 (2005)
     33:132 (WCAB)

Brown v. City of Long Beach (2005)
     33:215 (WCAB)

Browne v. Turner Constr. Co. (2005) 127 CA4th 1334, 70 CCC 690
     33:88 (CA op.)

Bubb v. Sedgwick Claims Mgt. (2005)
     33:222 (AD)

Bustamonte v. Flores (2005)
     33:339 (SC rev. disíl)

Butler: see Filco Folsom v. WCAB (Butler)

 

Cadlo v. Owens-Illinois, Inc. (2004) 125 CA4th 513
     33:26Ė27 (CA op. in brief)

California Ins. Guar. Assín: see Richview, Inc. (Calif. Ins. Guar. Assín for Legion Ins.) v. WCAB (Gonzalez)

California Ins. Guar. Assín v. WCAB (Bonales) (2005) 70 CCC 289
     33:71 (CA op.)

California Ins. Guar. Assín v. WCAB (Hooten) (2005) 128 CA4th 569,70 CCC 551
     33:98 (CA op. noted)

California Ins. Guar. Assín v. WCAB (Torres) (2005)
     33:187 (CA writ gtd. noted)

California Ins. Guar. Assín v. WCAB (Weitzman) (2005) 128 CA4th 307,70 CCC 556
     33:95 (CA op.)

California Ins. Guar. Assín v. WCAB (White) (2005)
     33:157Ė58 (CA writ gtd.)

Capi: see Zenith Ins. Co. v. WCAB (Capi)

Carter v. California Dept. of Veterans Affairs (2004)
     33:23 (SC order)

Casillas v. County of San Luis Obispo (2005)
     33:217 (WCAB)

Cass: see Council of Community Clinics v. WCAB (Cass)

Chatham: see Sierra Pacific Industries v. WCAB (Chatham)

City of Long Beach v. WCAB (Garcia) (2005) 126 CA4th 298, 70 CCC 109
     33:1 (CA op.)

City of Merced v. WCAB (Fenton) (2005) 70 CCC 668
     33:127 (CA op.)

City of Stockton v. WCAB (Jenneiahn)
     33:214 (CA writ gtd.)

Clark v. San Joaquin Community Hosp. (2005) 70 CCC 383
     33:116 (CA op. in brief)

Claudio v. Regents of the Univ. of Calif. (2005) 134 CA4th 224
     33:309 (CA op.)

CNA Casualty (Quest Micro Services) v. WCAB (Kirkeby) (2005)
     33:299Ė300 (CA writ gtd.)

Conklin v. Tutor-Saliba Corp. (2005)
     33:140Ė41 (CA op. in brief)

Connor: see United Airlines v. WCAB (Connor)

Cortez v. WCAB (2005)
     33:187Ė88 (CA writ gtd.)

Council of Community Clinics v. WCAB (Cass) (2005) 70 CCC 1225
     33:131Ė32 (CA writ gtd.), 240 (CA op.)

County of San Bernardino v. WCAB (Andrews) (2005) 70 CCC 1561
     33:242 (CA writ gtd.), 298 (CA op.)

County of San Diego v. WCAB (Rojas-Melzer) (2005) 70 CCC 126
     33:39 (CA op.)

County of San Luis Obispo v. WCAB (Martinez) (2005) 133 CA4th 641, 70 CCC 1247
     33:188 (CA writ gtd.), 238 (CA op.), 267 (CA pub. order)

 

Davenport v. WCAB (2005) 70 CCC 1566
     33:157 (CA writ gtd.), 270 (CA op.)

Davila v. Nickell (2005)
     33:288 (CA op. in brief), 311 (CA rhg. den., SC pet. for rev.)

Diaz: see Leegin Creative Leather Prods., Inc. v. Diaz [Santiaguin]

Diggle v. Sierra Sands Unif. School Dist. (2005) 70 CCC 1480
     33:282 (WCAB sig. pan. dec.)

Donaldson v. National Marine, Inc. (2005) 35 C4th 503
     33:86 (SC op.)

Dragomir-Tremoureux v. Kaiser Found. Hosps. (2005)
     33:302 (WCAB)

Dunwoodie v. Salvation Army (2005) 70 CCC 1419
     33:290 (CA op. in brief)

Dvorak-Remis v. WCAB (2005)
     33:339 (SC rev. disíl)

Dykes: see E & J Gallo, Inc. v. WCAB (Dykes)

 

E & J Gallo, Inc. v. WCAB (Dykes)
     33:213Ė14 (CA writ gtd.)

Elsner v. Uveges (2004) 34 C4th 915, 69 CCC 1511
     33:19 (SC op.)

Employment Dev. Dept. v. WCAB (Kral) (2005) 70 CCC 161
     33:36 (CA op. noted), 129 (SC rev. den. & pub. den.)

Enoch v. WCAB (2005) 70 CCC 4
     33:5 (CA op.)

Escobedo v. CNA Ins. Co. (Marshalls) (2005) 70 CCC 604
     33:100 (WCAB en banc), 209 (CA writ den.)

 

Farmers Bros. Coffee v. WCAB (Ruiz) (2005) 133 CA4th 533, 70 CCC 1399
     33:99Ė100 (CA writ gtd.), 265 (CA op.)

Fenton: see City of Merced v. WCAB (Fenton)

Filco Folsom v. WCAB (Butler) (2005) 70 CCC 1408
     33:130Ė131 (CA writ gtd.), 269 (CA op.), 339 (SC pet. for rev.)

Finley v. WCAB
     33:214Ė15 (CA writ gtd.)

Fischl v. New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Inc. (2005) 70 CCC 396
     33:118 (CA op. in brief), 141 (SC rev. den.)

Fitch v. Select Prods. Co. (2005) 36 C4th 812, 70 CCC 1100
     33:193 (SC op.)

Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. v. WCAB (Moody) (2005)
     33:73Ė74 (CA writ gtd.)

Flores: see Wilber-Ellis v. WCAB (Flores)

Ford v. Payless Shoes (2005)
     33:250 (WCAB)

Francies v. Kapla (2005) 127 CA4th 1381, 70 CCC 412
     33:111 (CA op.)

Fuentes-Arvizu v. Arneson (dba Merry Maids of Sonoma) (2005)
     33:304 (WCAB)

Fuller: see Lindsay Dist. Hosps. v. WCAB (Fuller)

 

Gamble v. WCAB (2005)
     33:7Ė8 (CA writ gtd.)

Garcia: see City of Long Beach v. WCAB (Garcia)

Gary Drilling Co. v. Glass & Seebode (2005) 70 CCC 703
     33:140 (CA op. in brief)

General Cas. Ins. Co., et al. v. WCAB (Miceli) (2005) 131 CA4th 345,70 CCC 953
     33:181 (CA op. noted), 207 (CA op.), 339 (SC rev. den. & CA op. depub.)

Givens: see United Intíl Investigations v. WCAB (Givens)

Godsey v. California State Univ. Hayward (2005)
     33:252 (WCAB)

Gonzalez: see Richview, Inc. (California Ins. Guar. Assín for Legion Ins.) v. WCAB (Gonzalez)

Gradle v. Doppelmayr USA, Inc. (2005)
     33:87 (SC tsfd. to CA), 113 (CA op. in brief)

Graphic Arts Mut. Ins. Co. v. Time Travel Intíl, Inc. (2005) 126 CA4th 405, 70 CCC 184
     33:53 (CA op.)

Green v. State (2005) 132 CA4th 97, 70 CCC 1254
     33:226 (CA op.), 311 (SC rev. gtd.)

Green v. WCAB (2005) 127 CA4th 1426, 70 CCC 294
     33:63 (CA op.), 339 (SC rev. den.)

Grom v. State Comp. Ins. Fund (Shasta Wood Products) (2004) 69 CCC 1567
     33:13 (WCAB sig. pan. dec.)

Grupe Co. v. WCAB (Ridgeway) (2005) 132 CA4th 977, mod. 133 CA4th 153b, 70 CCC 1232
     33:235 (CA op.), 271 (CA op. mod., rhg. den.)

 

Hartline v. Kaiser Found. Hosps. (2005) 132 CA4th 458, 70 CCC 1283
     33:254 (CA op.), 339 SC rev. den.)

Henry v. Firemanís Fund Ins. Co. (2005)
     33:134 (WCAB)

Hestehauge v. California State Auto. Assín Inter-Ins. Bureau (Charkins) (2005) 70 CCC 1294
     33:243 (WCAB sig. pan. dec.)

Hogan v. City and County of San Francisco (2005) 70 CCC 1572
     33:313 (CA op. in brief)

Holtzman v. WCAB (Monks) (2005) 70 CCC 779
     33:153 (CA op.)

Homstad v. American Commercial Claims Administrators (2005)
     33:165 (AD)

Hooten: see California Ins. Guar. Assín v. WCAB (Hooten)

Honeywell v. WCAB (Wagner) (2005) 35 C4th 24, 70 CCC 97
     33:6 (SC op. in brief), 31 (SC op.)

Horvath v. Reliance Ins. Co. (2004)
     33:16 (WCAB)

Howell: see Johns Manville v. WCAB (Howell)

 

Jackson v. WCAB (2005) 133 CA4th 965, 70 CCC 1413
     33:99 (CA writ gtd.), 211 (CA op.), 268 (CA op. on rhg.)

Jenneiahn: see City of Stockton v. WCAB (Jenneiahn)

Johns Manville v. WCAB (Howell) (2005) 70 CCC 986
     33:186 (CA op.), 339 (SC rev. den.)

Jones v. John Crane, Inc. (2005) 132 CA4th 990
     33:286 (CA op.), 311 (SC rev. den.)

 

Kirkeby: see CNA Casualty (Quest Micro Services) v. WCAB (Kirkeby)

Kleemann v. WCAB (2005) 127 CA4th 274, 70 CCC 133
     33:35 (CA op.), 88 (case name corr.), 129 (SC rev. & depub. den.)

Kral: see Employment Dev. Dept. v. WCAB (Kral)

 

Laico v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc. (2004) 123 CA4th 649, 69 CCC 1391
     33:24 (CA op.)

Law Offices of Thomas L. Plumb v. WCAB (Bradley) (2005) 70 CCC 783
     33:155 (CA op.)

Leegin Creative Leather Prods., Inc. v. Diaz (2005) 131 CA4th 1517, 70 CCC 1108
     33:225 (CA op.), 339 (SC rev. den.)

Liedholm v. Gregory B. Bragg & Assoc., Inc. (2005)
     33:223 (AD)

Lindsay Dist. Hosps. v. WCAB (Fuller) (2005) 70 CCC 995
     33:184 (CA op.)

Lonicki v. Sutter Health Central (2005) 124 CA4th 1139
     33:87 (SC rev. gtd.)

 

McCarthy v. WCAB (2005)
     33:157 (CA writ gtd.)

McClung v. Employment Dev. Dept. (2005)
     33:57Ė58 (CA op. in brief)

McCrary Constr. Co. v. Metal Deck Specialists, Inc. (2005) 133 CA4th 1528
     33:310 (CA op.)

McDonald v. WCAB (2005) 70 CCC 797
     33:184 (CA op.)

 

Magana v. National Union Fire Ins. Dist. (2005)
     33:190 (WCAB)

Magloma, Inc. v. Mouzoon (2005) 70 CCC 24
     33:56 (CA op. in brief)

Manley v. A. Teichert & Son, Inc. (2005)
     33:284 (WCAB)

Mann-Harrison: see National Staff Network (TIG Ins.) v. WCAB (Mann-Harrison)

Marroquin: see Preferred Personnel(Zurich Ins. Co.) v. WCAB (Marroquin)

Marsh v. WCAB (2005) 130 CA4th 906, 70 CCC 787
     33:151 (CA op.)

Martinez: see County of San Luis Obispo v. WCAB (Martinez)

Martinez v. Fremont Indem. Co. (Calif. Building Systems) (2005) 70 CCC 202
     33:46 (WCAB en banc)

Merry Maids: see Fuentes-Arvizu v. Arneson (dba Merry Maids of Sonoma)

Miceli: see General Cas. Ins. Co. et al. v. WCAB (Miceli)

Milbauer: see Rea v. WCAB (Boostan)

Miller v. Department of Corrections (2005) 36 C4th 446
     33:194 (SC op.)

Moehring v. Thomas (2005) 126 CA4th 1515, 70 CCC 192
     33:52 (CA op.), 88 (case name change)

Molina v. State Comp. Ins. Fund (2005)
     33:136 (WCAB)

Monks: see Holtzman v. WCAB (Monks)

Moody: see Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. v. WCAB (Moody)

Morales v. D & S Engineering/Pipeline, Inc. (2005) 70 CCC 431
     33:116 (CA op. in brief)

Moylan v. Tosco Operating Co., Inc. (2005) 70 CCC 1584
     33:290 (CA op.)

Mraz v. Catalina Channel Express (2005)
     33:291Ė92 (CA op. in brief)

 

Nabors v. WCAB (Piedmont Lumber & Mill Co.) (2005) 70 CCC 856
     33:135 (WCAB en banc noted), 159 (WCAB en banc), 272Ė73 (CA writ gtd.)

National Staff Network (TIG Ins.) v. WCAB (Mann-Harrison) (2005) 70 CCC 1678
     33:158Ė59 (CA writ gtd.), 295 (CA op.)

Nolan v. City of Anaheim (2004) 70 CCC 9
     33:88 (SC op. printed in CCC)

 

Ortiz v. Lumbermenís Mut. Cas. Co. (2005)
     33:81 (WCAB)

Overnite Transp. Co. v. WCAB (Patterson) (2005)
     33:272 (CA writ gtd.)

 

Pacheco v. Zenith Natíl Ins. Co. (2005)
     33:248 (WCAB)

Palacios v. Ortiz (2005) 70 CCC 567
     33:130 (CA op. in brief)

Paradise Valley Hosp. v. WCAB (Sangcap) (2005)
     33:242 (CA writ gtd.)

Patterson: see Overnite Transp. Co. v. WCAB (Patterson)

Plumb: see Law Offices of Thomas L. Plumb v. WCAB (Bradley)

Prachasaisoradej v. Ralphs Grocery Co., Inc. (2004)
     33:23 (SC rev. gtd.)

Preferred Personnel (Zurich Ins. Co.) v. WCAB (Marroquin) (2005)
     33:99Ė100 (CA writ gtd.)

 

Quest Micro Services: see CNA Casualty (Quest Micro Services) v. WCAB (Kirkeby)

 

Rawn v. WCAB (2005) 70 CCC 146
     33:41 (CA op.)

Rea v. WCAB (Boostan) (2005) 127 CA4th 625, 70 CCC 312
     33:66 (CA op.)

Regents of the Univ. of Calif. v. WCAB (Rewald) (2005)
     33:190 (CA rev. den.)

Rewald: see Regents of the Univ. of Calif. v. WCAB (Rewald)

Reyes v. Fremont Comp. Ins. Co. (Hart Plastering) (2005) 70 CCC 223
     33:48 (WCAB sig. pan. dec.)

Richview, Inc. (California Ins. Guar. Assín for Legion Ins.) v. WCAB (Gonzalez) (2005) 70 CCC 1090
     33:131 (CA writ gtd. noted), 212 (CA op. noted)

Ridgeway: see Grupe Co. v. WCAB (Ridgeway)

Riehl v. WCAB (2005) 70 CCC 336
     33:72 (CA op.)

Rio Linda Union School Dist. v. WCAB (Scheftner) (2005) 131 CA4th 517, 70 CCC 999
     33:7 (CA writ gtd.), 179 (CA op.)

Rojas-Melzer: see County of San Diego v. WCAB (Rojas-Melzer)

Romero v. California Ins. Guar. Assín (2005)
     33:75 (WCAB)

Ross v. Ragingwire Telecommunications, Inc. (2005) 132 CA4th 590
     33: 311 (SC rev. gtd.)

Ruiz: see Farmers Bros. Coffee v. WCAB (Ruiz)

Ruiz v. Herman Weissker, Inc. (2005) 130 CA4th 52, 70 CCC 826
     33:168 (CA op.)

 

Sanchez v. County of Los Angeles (2005) 70 CCC 1440
     33:278 (WCAB en banc)

Sandhagen: see State Comp. Ins. Fund (Cox & Cox Constru.) v. WCAB (Sandhagen)

Sangcap: see Paradise Valley Hosp. v. WCAB (Sangcap)

Sarabia: see American Tissue Corp. v. WCAB (Sarabia)

Scheftner: see Rio Linda Union School Dist. v. WCAB (Scheftner)

Scottsdale Indem. Co. v. Arnold (2004) 69 CCC 1546
     33:58 (CA op. in brief)

Sepulveda-Huth v. WCAB (2005) 70 CCC 152
     33:38 (CA op.)

Shaffer v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. (2005)
     33:108 (WCAB)

Sherman v. Los Angeles Unif. School Dist. (2005)
     33:300 (WCAB)

Sierra Pacific Industries v. WCAB (Chatham) (2005)
     33:299 (CA writ gtd.)

Simi v. Springfield Ins. Co. (Sav-Max) (2005) 70 CCC 217
     33:8 (WCAB en banc)

Simmons v. Department of Mental Health (2005) 70 CCC 866
     33:162 (WCAB en banc)

Singleton: see State Comp. Ins. Fund v. WCAB (Singleton)

Snowden v. Kemper Employers Claims Services (2005)
     33:314 (CA op. in brief)

Spott: see United Rentals, Inc. v. Superior Court (Spott)

Stackhouse v. California Ins. Guar. Assín (2005)
     33:76 (WCAB)

State Comp. Ins. Fund (Cox & Cox Constr.) v. Sandhagen (2005) 70 CCC 208
     33: 43 (WCAB en banc), 42Ė43 (CA writ gtd.)

State Comp. Ins. Fund v. WCAB (Singleton) (2005) 70 CCC 341
     33:65 (CA op. noted)

State of California: see name of department

Stearns v. Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Prog. (2005)
     33:166 (AD)

Stephens v. County of Tulare (2005)
     33:53 (SC rev. gtd.)

Stephenson v. Argonaut Ins. Co. (2005) 125 CA4th 962, 70 CCC 445
     33:54 (CA op.)

Strong v. City & County of San Francisco (2005) 70 CCC 1460
     33:273 (WCAB en banc)

Sunderland v. Lockheed Martin Aero. Sys. Support Co.(2005) 130 CA4th 1, 70 CCC 839
     33:170 (CA op.)

 

Tarbell: see Allied Mutual Ins. Co. v. WCAB (Tarbell)

Tilley v. CZ Master Assín (2005) 131 CA4th 464, 70 CCC 1117
     33:197 (CA op.), 339 (SC rev. den.)

Titus v. Thomas: see Moehring v. Thomas

Torres: see California Ins. Guar. Assín v. WCAB (Torres)

Turner v. Oakmont Constr., Inc. (2005)
     33:200 (CA op. in brief)

 

United Airlines v. WCAB (Connor) (2005) 70 CCC 804
     33:181 (CA op.)

United Intíl Investigations v. WCAB (Givens) (2005) 70 CCC 352
     33:70 (CA op.)

United Rentals, Inc. v. Superior Court (Spott) (2005)
     33:142 (CA op. in brief)

 

Valles v. Health Net of Calif. (2005) 70 CCC 1427
     33:291 (CA op. in brief)

Ventura Police Officersí Assín v. City of Ventura (2005) 70 CCC 1434
     33:292 (CA op. in brief)

 

Wagner: see Honeywell v. WCAB (Wagner)

Waters v. TIG Specialty Ins. Solutions (2005)
     33:80 (WCAB), 103 (WCAB)

Weitzman: see California Ins. Guar. Assín v. WCAB (Weitzman)

Wells v. State Comp. Ins. Fund (2004)
     33:51 (WCAB)

White: see California Ins. Guar. Assín v. WCAB (White)

White v. California Comp. Ins. Co. (2004)
     33:17 (WCAB)

White v. WCAB (2005) 70 CCC 170
     33:40 (CA op.)

Wilbur-Ellis Co. v. WCAB (Flores) (2005) 70 CCC 1096
     33:212 (CA op.)

Willette v. State Comp. Ins. Fund (Au Electric Corp.) (2004)
     33:17 (WCAB pet. for recon. dsmíl)

Wyrick v. Robinsons-May (2005)
     33:188 (WCAB)

 

Zenith Ins. Co. v. WCAB (Capi) (2005)
     33:242 (CA writ gtd.)

Zuber v. Valle (2005) 70 CCC 848
     33:200 (CA op. in brief)

[Updated Jan. 16, 2006]