Cases Reported in CWCR During 2009
© 2010 California Workers' Compensation Reporter


[February 2009óJanuary 2010; 37 CWCR 1Ė318; updated Jan. 18, 2010]

 

A. M. v. Albertsons, LLC (2009) 178 CA4th 455
     37:258 (CA op. & pub. order), 317 (CA dsmíl req. den.)

A. Teichert & Sons, Inc. v. WCAB (Barron) (2008) 73 CCC 1621
     37:4 (CA op.)

Aguilar: see Hertz Corp. v. WCAB (Aguilar)

Aguilera v. Heiman (2009) 174 CA4th 590, 74 CCC 583
     37:127 (CA. op.)

Allen v. WCAB (2008) 73 CCC 1631
     37:7 (CA op.)

Almaraz v. State Comp. Ins. Fund (Environmental Recovery Systems)/Guzman
          v.
Milpitas Unif. School Dist. (2009) 74 CCC 201, 470, 1084
     37:46 (WCAB en banc), 68 (quotes), 73 (recon. for briefing), 197 (WCAB en banc),
          see also State Comp. Ins. Fund v. WCAB (Almaraz))

Alvarez v. State Comp. Ins. Fund (2009)
     37:256 (WCAB)

Amar: see Smith v. WCAB

American Home Assurance v. WCAB (Weurtz) (2009) 74 CCC 1015
     37:221 (CA op.)

Anderson v. Denham Contracting, Inc. (2009)
     37:80 (CA op.)

Andrade v. Union Framing, Inc. (2009)
     37:121 (WCAB)

Andrade v. Zenith Ins. Co. (2009)
     37:72 (WCAB)

Arden Group: see Gelssonís Markets v. WCAB (Fowler)

Arledge v. State Comp. Ins. Fund (2008)
     37:13 (WCAB noted)

Avila-Gonzalez v. Barrett Business Services, Inc. (2009)
     37:284 (WCAB)

 

Barron: see A. Teichert & Sons, Inc. v. WCAB (Barron)

Baur v. WCAB (2009) 176 CA4th 1260, 74 CCC 919
     37:96 (CA writ gtd.), 191 (CA op.)

Benson v. WCAB(2009) 170 CA4th 1535, 74 CCC 113
     37:27 (CA op.), 91 (SC rev. den.)

Beverly Hilton Hotel v. WCAB (Boganim) (2009) 176 CA4th 1597, 74 CCC 927
     37:146 (CA rev. gtd), 189 (CA op.), 317 (SC rev. den. & depub. req. den.)

Bi-Coastal Payroll Services, Inc. v. California Ins. Guar. Assín (2009) 174 CA4th 579, 74 CCC 595
     37:178 (CA op.)

Bontempo v. WCAB (2009) 173 CA4th 689, 74 CCC 419
     37:12 (CA writ gtd.), 89 (CA op.)

Burns v. Costco Wholesale (2009)
     37:230 (WCAB)

 

Cadlo v. Metalclad Insulation Corp. (2009) 172 CA4th 1040
     37:77 (CA op.)

California (State of): see Department of . . .

California Highway Patrol v. WCAB (Griffin) (2009)
     37:250 (CA writ gtd.)

California School Employees Assín v. Colton Joint Unified School Dist. (2009) 170 CA4th 857, 74 CCC 150
     37:78 (CA op.), 317 (SC rev. den.)

Cantrell v. WCAB (2009) 74 CCC 819
     37:165 (CA op.)

Cardozo v. San Francisco Unified School Dist. (2008)
     37:13 (WCAB)

Catholic Healthcare West v. California Ins. Guar. Assín (2009) 178 CA4th 15, 74 CCC 1231
     37:260 (CA op.), 317 (SC depub. req. pending)

Ceradyne, Inc. v. Argonaut Ins. Co. (2009) 74 CCC 702
     37:214 (CA op.), 317 (SC rev. den. & pub. req. den.)

Cervantes v. Safeco Ins. Co. (El Aguila Food Products, Inc.) (2009)
     37:276 (WCAB en banc)

City and County of San Francisco v. WCAB (Ogilvie) (2009)
     37:317 (CA writ pet. pending)

City of Los Angeles v. WCAB (Foster) (2009) 179 CA4th 134, 74 CCC 1299
     37:146Ė47 (CA rev. gtd), 272 (CA op.)

City of Los Angeles v. WCAB (Johnson) (2009) 74 CCC 1
     37:66 (CA op.), 317 (CA rehrg. den.)

City of Monterey Park v. Rodriguez (2009) 74 CCC 159
     37:20 (CA op.)

Collazo v. Redwood Fire & Cas. Ins. Co. (2009)
     37:170 (WCAB)

Continental Cas. v. WCAB (Goodin) (2009) 74 CCC 435
     37:94 (CA op.), 143 (SC rev. & pub. den.)

Cortez v. Abich (2009) 177 CA4th 261, 74 CCC 1321
     37:210 (CA op.), 287 (SC rev. gtd.)

Costa v. State Comp. Ins. Fund (2009)
     37:12 (WCAB)

Costco Wholesale v. WCAB (Slayton) (2009) 74 CCC 319
     37:65 (CA op.)

County of Kern v. WCAB (Petersen) (2009)
     37:227 (CA writ gtd.)

County of Los Angeles v. WCAB (LeCornu) (2009)
     37:317 (SC rev. den. & consolidation req. den.)

Cristler v. Express Messenger Systems (2009) 171 CA4th 72, 74 CCC 167
     37:186 (CA. op.)

Criswell v. WCAB (2009) 74 CCC 144
     37:31 (CA op.)

CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Hensley (2009) 556 US ___, 173 L Ed 2d 1184, 129 S Ct 2139
     37:157 (USSC op.)

Cuiellette v. City of Los Angeles (2009) 74 CCC 450
     37:108 (CA op.)

Cullen-Wright v. State Comp. Ins. Fund (2009)
     37:97 (WCAB)

 

Dalrymplev. Rubalcava (2009)
     37:288 (CA op. & pub. req. den.), 317 (SC pub. req. pending)

Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation v. WCAB (Garza) (2009) 74 CCC 134
     37:32 (CA op.)

Dietz v. Meisenheimer & Herron (2009) 177 CA4th 771, 74 CCC 1043
     37:238 (CA op.), 317 SC rev. den.)

DiGiorgio: see People v. DiGiorgio

Duffy v. Technicolor Entertainment Services, Inc. (2009)
     37:21 (CA op.), 317 (SC rev. den. & depub. req. den.)

Dufresne v. City of Hayward (2009) 74 CCC 330
     37:132 (CA. op.)

Duncan v. WCAB (X.S. or XYZZX SJO2) 179 CA4th 1009, 74 CCC 1427
     37:269 (CA. op.), 317 (SC pet. for rev. pdg. & CA rehrg. den.)

Duran v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. (2009)
     37:153 (WCAB)

 

Edwards: see J.C. Penny Co. v. WCAB (Edwards)

Elliott v. WCAB (News Group of Sacramento) (2009)
     37:250 (CA writ gtd.), 253 (WCAB)

Esquivel v. WCAB (2009) 178 CA4th 330, 74 CCC 1213
     37:70Ė71 (CA writ gtd.), 245 (CA op.)

 

Ferras v. United Airlines (2009)
     37:99 (WCAB)

Food Pro Intíl, Inc. v. Farmers Ins. Exchange (2008) 169 CA4th 976
     37:19 (CA op.), 317 (SC rev. den. & depub. req. den.)

Ford Construction Co., Inc. v. WCAB (Newell) (2009)
     37:96Ė97 (CA writ gtd.)

Forzetting v. WCAB (2009) 74 CCC 689
     37:146 (CA op. noted)

Foster: see City of Los Angeles v. WCAB (Foster)

Fowler: see Gelsonís Markets v. WCAB (Fowler)

 

Galvao v. WCAB (2008) 73 CCC 1639
     37:5 (CA op.)

Garza: see Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation v. WCAB (Garza)

Gelsonís Markets v. WCAB (Fowler) (2009) 179 CA4th 201, 74 CCC 1313
     37:196 (CA writ gtd.), 275 (CA op.), 317 (SC pet. for rev. pending)

Goodin: see Continental Cas. v. WCAB (Goodin)

Goodrich v. Unilab/Quest Diagnostics (2009)
     37:206 (WCAB; see also Zurich Ins. Co. v. WCAB (Goodrich))

Graciano v. K.A.M.C.O. Enterprises, Inc. (2009)
     37:289 (CA op.)

Griffin: see California Highway Patrol v. WCAB (Griffin)

Grimaldo v. WCAB (2009) 74 CCC 324
     37:63 (CA op.), 169 (CA writ & pub. den., SC rev. & pub. den.)

Guzman v. Milpitas Unified School Dist. (consolidated; see Almaraz v. WCAB;
     (see also Milpitas Unified School Dist. v. WCAB (Guzman))

 

Haggard v. Gallo Glass Co. (2009)
     37:124 (WCAB)

Hartfield v. Los Angeles Unif. School Dist. (2009)
     37:255 (WCAB)

Henson v. U.S. Fidelity & Guar. Ins. Co. (2009)
     37:153 (WCAB)

Henstorf v. State Comp. Ins. Fund (2009) 74 CCC 1069
     37:262 (CA op.), 317 (SC rev. den.)

Hertz Corp. v. WCAB (Aguilar) (2008) 169 CA4th 232, 73 CCC 1653
     37:1 (CA op.), 65 (SC rev. gtd.)

 

J.C. Penny Co. v. WCAB (Edwards) (2009) 175 CA4th 818, 74 CCC 826
     37:141 (CA op.), 317 (SC rev. den.)

Jack In The Box, Inc. v. WCAB (Michel) (2009)
     37:34Ė35 (CA writ gtd.), 317 (CA writ dsmíl)

Jeewarat v. Warner Bros. Entertainment (2009) 177 CA4th 427, 74 CCC 1075
     37:212 (CA op.)

Johnson: see City of Los Angeles v. WCAB (Johnson)

 

Keller v. Travelers Ins. Co. (2009)
     37:71 (WCAB)

King-Patriquin v. Sutter Memorial Hosp. (2009)
     37:209 (WCAB)

Koepnick v. Kashiwa Fudosan America, Inc. (2009) 173 CA4th 32
     37:104 (CA op.)

 

LaPlante v. WCAB (2009) 74 CCC 938
     37:168 (CA op.)

Lara v. WCAB (2009)
     37:226 (CA writ gtd.), 317 (CA submitted)

Large v. Redlands Ins. Co. (2009)
     37:227 (WCAB)

LeCornu v. County of Los Angeles (2008)
     37:251 (WCAB; see also
County of Los Angeles v. WCAB (LeCornu)

Leverton v. Contra Costa County Fire Dist. (2009)
     37:229 (WCAB)

Los Angeles County Fire Dept. v. WCAB (Norton) (2009)
     37:226Ė27 (CA writ gtd.)

 

McGuire v. Lewiston Community Services Dist. (2008)
     37:17 (WCAB)

 

Manrique v. U.S. Fidelity & Guar. Ins. Co. (2009)
     37:172 (WCAB)

Marchese v. The Home Depot (2009)
     37:282 (WCAB)

Marquez v. Novellus Systems, Inc. (2009)
     37:54 (CA op.)

Merrill v. Leslie Controls, Inc. (2009) 179 CA4th 262
     37:236 (CA op. noted), 286 (CA op. after rhg.), 317 (SC pet. for rev. pending)

Messenger Courier Assín of the Americas v. California Unemployment Ins. Appeals Board (2009) 175 CA4th 1074, 74 CCC 846
     37:185 (CA op.)

Milpitas Unified School Dist. v. WCAB (Guzman) (2009)
     37:317 (CA writ pet. pending)

Muraoka v. WCAB (2009) 74 CCC 440
     37:11Ė12 (CA writ gtd.), 92 (CA op.)

 

National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA v. Cambridge Integrated Services Group, Inc. (2009) 171 CA4th 35, 74 CCC 184
     37:53 (CA op.), 317 (SC rev. den.)

Norton: see Los Angeles County Fire Dept. v. WCAB (Norton)

 

Ogilvie v. City and County of San Francisco (2009) 74 CCC 248, 278, 1127
     37:35 (WCAB en banc) , 73 (recon. for briefing), 202 (WCAB en banc);
           see also City and County of San Francisco v. WCAB (Ogilvie))

OíNeil v. Crane Co. (2009) 177 CA4th 1019
     37:234 (CA op.), 317 (SC rev. gtd.)

Ornelaz v. Albertsonís, Inc. (2009) 73 CCC 248, 478
     37:74 (WCAB)

 

Pena v. City of Santa Rosa (2009)
     37:102 (WCAB)

People v. DiGiorgio (2009)
     37:248 (CA. op.)

Petersen: see County of Kern v. WCAB (Petersen)

Phillips v. TLC Plumbing, Inc. (2009) 172 CA4th 1133
     37:129 (CA. op.)

 

Quintana: see 21st Century Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (Quintana)

 

Rider v. WCAB (2009) 74 CCC 1227
     37:223 (CA op.)

Rivera: see Sensient Technologies Corp. v. WCAB (Rivera)

Rivera-Sanchez v. WCAB (2009) 74 CCC 20
     37:10 (CA op. & rhg. den.)

 

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

Sarmiento v. WCAB (2009)
     37:224 (CA op.), 317 (SC rev. den.)

SB Surgery Center v. WCAB (Tapia): see Tapia v. WCAB

Scotch v. Art Institute of Calif. (2009) 173 CA4th 986
     37:179 (CA. op.)

Seabrooks v. BFI Medical Waste Systems (2009)
     37:173 (WCAB)

Sensient Technologies Corp. v. WCAB (Rivera) (2008) 74 CCC 25
     37:9 (CA op.)

Simons v. Superheat Services, Inc. (2009)
     37:207 (WCAB)

Slayton: see Costco Wholesale v. WCAB Slayton)

Smith v. WCAB/Amar v. WCAB (2009) 46 C4th 272,74 CCC 575
     37:93 (SC op. noted), 117 (SC op.)

Snedecor v. WCAB (2009) 74 CCC 944
     37:70 (CA writ gtd.), 194 (CA op.), 317 (SC pub. req. den.)

State Comp. Ins. Fund v. WCAB (Almaraz) (2009)
     37:317 (CA writ pet. pending)

State Comp. Ins. Fund v. WCAB (Sandhagen) (2009) 74 CCC 835
     37:169 (CA op.)

State of California, Department of . . .: see Department of . . .

Sullivanís Stone Factory v. State Comp. Ins. Fund (2009) 74 CCC 619
     37:130 (CA. op.), (SC rev. den. & pub. req. den.)

Supervalu, Inc. v. Wexford Underwriting Managers, Inc. (2009) 175 CA4th 64, 74 CCC 720
     37:176 (CA. op.)

 

Tabaie v. Stockton Unified School Dist. (2009)
     37:290 (CA op.)

Tapia v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. (2009) 74 CCC 800 (CA writ den.)
     37:120 (CA writ den.), 170 (SC rev. den.)

Todd v. WCAB (2009)
     37:196Ė97 (CA writ gtd.), 317 (CA writ dsmíl)

Tverberg v. Fillner Construction, Inc. (2009)
     37:55 (SC rev. gtd.)

21st Century Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (Quintana) (2009) 47 C4th 511, 74 CCC 1021
     37:237 (SC op.)

 

Uranga v. Continental Cas. Co. (2009)
     37:106 (CA op.)

 

Vargas v. TIG Ins. Co. (2009)
     37:122 (WCAB)

Vasquez v. Colton Unif. School Dist. (2009)
     37:174 (WCAB)

Vasquez v. Interiano (2009)
     37:158 (CA op.), 213 (CA op.), 317 (CA rhg. den.)

Vilkitis v. WCAB (2009) 74 CCC 695
     37:144 (CA op.)

 

Watkins v. City & County ofSan Francisco (2008)
     37:15 (WCAB)

Weigel v. County of Santa Barbara (2009)
     37:155 (WCAB)

Weiner v. Ralphs Co. (2009) 74 CCC 484, 736, 958
     37:101 (WCAB req. for briefs), 147 (WCAB en banc), 205 (WCAB en banc),
           317 (CA writ pet. pending)

Wuertz: see American Home Assurance v. WCAB (Wuertz)

Williams v. Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs Ins. Services of Calif., Inc. (2009) 177 CA4th 624
     37:233 (CA op.), 317 (SC rev. den.)

Wilson v. Obedoza (2009) 74 CCC 460
     37:105Ė06 (CA op.)

 

X.S.: see Duncan v. WCAB (XYZZX SJO2)

XYZZX SJO2 v. Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund (2009)
     37:126 (WCAB)

XYZZX SJO2: see Duncan v. WCAB (XYZZX SJO2)

 

Zaragoza v. Ibarra (2009) 174 CA4th 1012, 175 CA4th 141b (mod.)
     37:156 (CA op.), 177 (CA op. mod.)

Zurich Ins. Co. v. WCAB (Goodrich) (2009)
     37:317 (CA writ pet. pending)