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Recent Cases

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT v. W.C.A.B. (ARGUMANIZ-ROBLEDO)

California Supreme Court

Our victory in this case establishes that employers must provide injured workers with notice of their medical provider network. If not, injured workers may treat with a doctor of their own choise at the employer’s expense.

 

VALDEZ v. W.C.A.B. (WAREHOUSE DEMO SERVICES)

California Supreme Court

Petition for review after the Court of Appeal annulled a decision of the Board. This case presents the following issue: Does Labor Code section 4616.6 exclude from evidence reports of a treating physician obtained by an applicant outside of his or her employer’s Medical Provider Network?

The court ruled in our favor allowing evidence reports by physicians outside of the employer’s medical provider network.

 

Van Schoick v. Saddleback Valley School District

Second District Court of Appeal

Reverses nearly one quarter century of California case law. This case guarantees that California public high school students have an absolute right to express their religious beliefs on public high school campuses.

 

Bramlet v. City of Long Beach

California Supreme Court

Successfully overturned the trial court. Holding: The statute of limitations is tolled while benefits are being provided to California employees injured in the course of employment.

 

Chance v. State of California

Orange County Superior Court

First successful injunction against the state of California, Department of Education, barring the state from utilizing testing systems which invade student and parent privacy rights.

 

White v. City of Los Angeles

Federal District Court, for the Central District of California

Federal lawsuit victory, successfully barring the use of force on peaceful, non-violent demonstrators. First time LAPD barred by a court of law from utilizing a specific weapon.