TABLE OF CASES REPORTED IN CWCR VOLUMES 51–52 (2023–24)

© 2023, 2024 California Workers’ Compensation Reporter

 

[February 2023–March 2024 51 CWCR 1 through 52 CWCR 44; updated 3/19/2024]

 

Acevedo v. Georgia Pacific\Hunt v. California Highway Patrol (CHP) (2024)

            52:6 (WCAB)

 

Acosta v. MAS Realty, LLC; Harrison Lighting (2023, 2024) 96 CA5th 635

            51:223 (CA op), 52:4 (SC rev. den.)

 

Acosta v. Med-Legal (2023)

            51:127 (WCAB)

 

Alejandre v. Paul Gupta and Castle Real Estate (2023)

            51:241 (WCAB)

 

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

 

American Claims Mgmt v. WCAB: see Mejia v. J.B. Critchley, Inc.

 

Andrade (Dec’d) v. Delta Airlines/Ace American Ins. (2023)

            51:26 (WCAB)

 

Anguiano v. SIBTF (2023)

            51:241 (WCAB), 257 (CA writ pdg.)

 

Arbogast v. California Highway Patrol (2023)

            51:71 (WCAB)

 

Armtrout v. Pleasanton USD (2023)

            51:28 (WCAB)

 

Atilano v. UC San Francisco (2023)

            51:188 (WCAB)

 

Avolevan v. Antelope Valley Hospital (2023)

            51:153 (WCAB)

Ayala: see California Dept. of Corrs. & Rehab. v. WCAB (Ayala)

 

 

Becerra v. Conifer Health Solution (2023) 88 CCC 1183

            51:191 (WCAB)

 

Beebe v. Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, LLC (2023) 92 CA5th 351

            51:105

 

Blaylock v. DMP 250 Newport Ctr. LLC (2023) 92 CA5th 863

            51:155

 

Bourisk v. SIBTF (2023)

            51:98 (WCAB)

 

Brazil v. San Mateo County Transit Dist. (2023, 2024) 88 CCC 802 (writ den.)

            51:69 (WCAB),123 (CA writ den.), 52:4 (SC rev. den. as San Mateo County

            Transit Dist. v. WCAB)

 

Brooks v. County of Los Angeles/High Desert Health; SIBTF (2023)

            52:13 (WCAB)

 

Brown v. Beach House Design & Development (2022) 85 CA5th 516

            50:224 (CA op.), 246 (CA op.pub.); 51:123 (SC rev. den.)

 

Bundy v. County of San Luis Obispo (2023) 88 CCC 1176 (writ den.)

            51:205 (WCAB), 257 (mandate pet. dsd.)

 

Byrd v. City of Los Angeles (2023) 88 CCC 820

            51:46 (WCAB)

 

 

California Capital Ins. Co. v. Employers Comp. Ins. Co. (2023) 89 CA5th 638, 88 CCC 339

            51 CWCR 59, 123 (SC rev. den.)

 

California Dept. of Corrs. & Rehab. v. WCAB (Ayala) (2023) 94 CA5th 464, 88 CCC 847

            51 CWCR 161 (CA op.), 185 (correction), 257 (SC rev. gtd,)

 

Camacho v. JLG Industries, Inc. (2023) 93 CA5th 809

            51:156, 257 (SC rev. & depub. den.)

 

Canahui De Buraye v. Smithfield Foods, Inc./Safety Nat’l Casualty (2023) 88 CCC 1080

            51:118 (WCAB)

 

Canales v. East West Eye Institute, Inc./Nova Casualty Co. (2023) 89 CCC 83 (writ den.)

            51:75 (WCAB), 257 (CA writ den.)

 

Castellanos v. State of Calif.; Protect App-Based Drivers (2023) 89 CA5th 131, 88 CCC 348

            51:34 (CA op. noted), 41 (CA op.), 257 (SC rev. gtd.)

 

Chavero Velasquez: see NorGUARD Ins. Co. v. Chavero Velasquez

 

Chico Immediate Care v. WCAB: see Sanders v. Chico etc.

 

CIGA, Intervener: see Zurich American Ins. Co. v. WCAB (CIGA, Intervener/Uribe)

 

Cisneros v. Los Angeles USD (2024)

            52:34 (WCAB)

 

City of Los Angeles v. WCAB: see Reichelt v. City of Los Angeles

 

Cochran v. Ericson, Inc. (2023)

            52:15 (WCAB)

 

Collie v. State of Calif., Employment Devel. Dept. (2023)

            51:1 (WCAB)

 

Comcast et al. v. WCAB: see Sullivan (Dec’d) v. Comcast/ACE Ins. Co. (2022, 2023)

 

County of Ventura Behavioral Health v. WCAB: see Morefield v. County of Ventura

 

Cyburt v. San Francisco Giants/Ciga for Fremont Ins.; Minnesota Twins/Travelersfor Aetna Casualty (2023)

            51:242 (WCAB)

 

 

Davies v. County of San Diego Probation Dept. (2023)

            51:56 (WCAB)

 

Dawson v. Patton State Hosp./State Comp. Ins. Fund (2023)

            51:49 (WCAB)

 

De Buraye: see Canahui De Buraye v. Smithfield Foods, Inc./Safety Nat’l Casualty

 

Degala v. John Stewart Co. (2023) 88 CA5th 158, 88 CCC 113

            51:17 (CA op.), 24 (CA rehrg. den.), 123 (SC rev. den.)

 

Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation v. WCAB (Ayala): see California Department of Corrections [etc]

 

 

Dignity Health: see Martinez v. Marian Regional Medical Ctr. (Dignity Health)

 

Dougherty v. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Dept. (2023)

            51:122 (WCAB)

 

Duran v. Priority Workforce, Inc.; MVP Payroll Financing LLP/United Wisconsin Ins. Co. (2023)

            51:53 (WCAB)

 

 

Earley v. WCAB (Ins. Co. of . . . PA) (2023) 94 CA5th 1, 88 CCC 769

            51:137, 257 (costs and atty. fees award)

 

Ellis v. University of Calif. Santa Cruz (2023)

            51:194 (WCAB)

 

Ellison v. City of San Buenaventura (2023)

            51:48 (WCAB)

 

Estrela v. Permanente Medical Group (2023)

            51:196 (WCAB)

 

 

Ferioli v. NASSCO (2024) 89 CCC 281

            52:7 (WCAB)

 

Filby v. Northern Calif. Fertility Medical Preferred Employers Ins. Co. Hartford Ins. Co. (2023)

            51:237 (WCAB)

 

Foster v. Bitech, Inc.; Performance Holdings/Pennsylvannia Mfgrs. Ass’n Ins. Co (2023)

            51:97 (WCAB)

 

 

Gallegos v. The Dougherty Co./Property & Cas, Ins. Co. of Hartford (2023)

            51:121 (WCAB)

 

Gerardo v. Metal Supply, Inc./Federal Ins. Co. (2023)

            51:54 (WCAB)

 

Glick v. Swift Transport. Services, LLC (2023)

            51:213 (WCAB)

 

Gonzalez v. Los Angeles USD (2024)

            52:27 (WCAB)

 

Gonzalez v. Team Infiniti/Public Service Mut. Ins. Co. (2023) 88 CCC 1203

            51:148 (WCAB)

 

Gonzalez: see also Ortega Gonzalez

 

Goodwin v. Orange County Fire Auth. (2023)

            51:101 (WCAB)

 

Green v. Golden Drop,. Inc./Transguard Ins. Co. (2023

            51:219 (WCAB)

 

Gunnoe v. Best Buy/XL Ins. (2023)

            51:146 (WCAB)

 

 

Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v WCAB: see Mauser (Dec’d) v. Mamba Sports Acad.

 

Hernandez v. Costco Wholesale Corp. (2023)

            51:195 (WCAB)

 

Hill v. State of California, In Home Support Servs. (2024)

            52:29 (WCAB)

 

Holmberg v. Oakland Raiders/HIH American Star Ins. (2024)

            52:10 (WCAB

 

Holmes v. Kansas City Chiefs; Baltimore Ravens/Travelers Indem. Co. (2023)

            51:9 (WCAB)

 

Hufford v. Howell’s Forest Harvesting/State Comp. Ins. Fund (2023)

            51:73 (WCAB)

 

Hunt v. California Highway Patrol (CHP) (2024)

            52:5 (WCAB)

 

 

In re COVID-19 State of Emergency En Banc No. 9, WCAB Misc. No. 268, 88 CCC 476

            51 CWCR 41 (WCAB)

 

Innovative Work Comp Solutions LLC v. WCAB: see Salas v. Innovative, etc.

 

Iverson v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc./XL Ins. America, Inc. (2023)

            51:152 (WCAB)

 

 

Jacobs v. Trident Maritime Systems/Travelers Diamond Bar (2024)

            52:39 (WCAB)

 

Jimenez v. Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Foods Markets, Inc. (2023) 95 CA5th 645, 88 CCC 937

            51:200 (CA op.)

 

Jones v. Regents of the Univ. of Calif. (2023) 97 CA5th 502, 88 CCC 1053

            51:245 (CA op.), 257 (pub. gtd.)

 

 

Katrina S. Haugen, Director . . . v. WCAB: see Anguiano v. WCAB

 

Kirkland v. United Parcel Service/Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. (2023)

            51:76 (WCAB)

 

Kobe v. City of Los Angeles (2023)

            51:30 (WCAB)

 

Kuciemba v. Victory Woodworks, Inc. (2023) 14 C5th 993, 88 CCC 667

            51:129 (SC op.)

 

 

Labella v. Marathon Petroleum/Old Republic Ins. Co. (2023)

            51:102 (WCAB)

 

Lee v. Calif. Dept. of Corrs. & Rehab—Calif. Institute for Women (2023)

            51:8 (WCAB)

 

Lelong v. Beverly Hills Police Dept. (2023) 88 CCC 918

            51:21 (WCAB)

 

Leyva v. Millennium Biltmore Hotel/Ins. Co. of . . . PA (2023)

            51:24 (WCAB)

 

Lin v. Automobile Club of Southern Calif./The Hartford Ins. Co. (2023)

            51:99 (WCAB)

 

Luiz v. Masonite; Northern Circle I.H.A.; United Native H.D.C.; Amerind (2023) 88 CCC 1168 (writ den.)

            51:170 (WCAB), 257 (writ den.)

 

 

McKenzie v. Alta Resources Corp. (2023)

            51:83 (CA op.)

 

McKenzie v. Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers’ Compensation (2023)

            51:65 (CA op.)

 

 

Madero v. Foster Farms (2023)

            51:169 (WCAB)

 

Madrigal v. Avalon Bay Communities, Inc./Ace American Ins. Co. (2022)

            51:12 (WCAB)

 

Mailot v. Fresno Falcons, LLC; State Comp. Ins. Fund (2024)

            52:37 (WCAB)

 

Marin v. Department of Transportation (2023) 88 CA5th 529, 88 CCC 231

            51: 35 (CA op.), 123 (SC rev. den.)

 

Markevich v. Hitachi Global Storage Technology/Tokio Marine & Fire Ins. Co. (2023)

            51:45 (WCAB)

 

Martinez v. Marian Regional Medical Ctr. (Dignity Health) (2023)

            51:149 (WCAB)

 

Mata v. State of Calif., Dept. of Corrs. & Rehab. (2023)

            51:81 (WCAB)

 

Mauser (Dec’d) v. Mamba Sports Academy/Hartford Cas, Ins. Co. (2023, 2024)

            51:211 (WCAB), 52:4 (CA writ den.)

 

Mayor v. Ross Valley Sanitary Dist. (2024)

            52:25 (WCAB)

 

Meanor v. California, Dept. of Corrs & Rehab. (2024)

            52:30 (WCAB)

 

Mejia v. J.B. Critchley, Inc. (2023)

            51:233 (WCAB), 257 (CA writ pdg.)

 

Merino v. Ventura County Fire Dept. (2023)

            51:5 (WCAB)

 

Montelongo v. Manual Cuevas, Jr.; MC Roofing Corp./State Comp. Ins. Fund.(2023) 88 CCC 909 (writ den.)

            51:78 (WCAB), 257 (CA writ den.)

 

Montierth v. City of San Diego (2023)

            51:95 (WCAB)

 

Mora (Dec’d) v. Custom Fresh Cuts, Inc/The Hartford (2023) 88 CCC 1214

            51:185 (WCAB)

 

Morefield v. County of Ventura (2022, 2023) 88 CCC 133, 797

            50:175 (WCAB), 51:123 (CA writ den. as County of Ventura Behavioral Health v. WCAB (Morefield))

 

Moss v. Kaiser Found. Health Plan (2023) 88 CCC 1094

            51:120 (WCAB)

 

Mulgado v. Samuel Hale; Cannon Cochran Mgmt. Services, Inc./Clear Springs Prop. & Cas. Co. (2023)

            51:150 (WCAB)

 

 

Nkwonta v. County of Kern (2023)

            51:167 (WCAB)

 

NorGUARD Ins. Co. v. Chavero Velasquez (2024) 89 CCC 201

            52:41 (CA op.)

 

Nova Casualty Co. v. WCAB: see Canales v. East West Eye Inst. Inc.

 

Nunes v. Department of Motor Vehicles (Nunes I) (2023) 88 CCC 741

            51:113 (WCAB)

 

Nunes v. Department of Motor Vehicles (Nunes II) (2023) 88 CCC 894

            51:165 (WCAB)

 

 

Ochoa v. Foundation Constructors, Inc./Starr Indem. & Liab. Co. (2023)

            51:144 (WCAB)

 

Ontell v. Laboratory Corp. of Amer. Holdings/Ace Amer. Ins. Co. (2023)

            51:174 (WCAB)

 

Orberg v. Inter Source Inc./State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. (2023)

            51:92 (WCAB)

 

Ortega Gonzalez v. Major Transportation Servs., Inc.; Baljinder S. Gill; Peoplease, LLC; National Interstate Richfield (2023) 88 CCC 1103

            51:175 (WCAB)

 

Osborne v. JMR Transportation, Inc./BHHC; Cypress Ins. Co. (2023)

            51:11 (WCAB)

 

 

Pacheco v. Calico Bldg. Servs., Inc./Berkshire Hathaway [etc.] (2023) 89 CCC 150

            51:217 (WCAB)

 

People v. Slater (2023) 88 CCC 781

            51:140 (CA op.), 257 SC rev. & depub. den.)

 

Perez v. Galt Union Elementary School Dist. (2023) 96 CA5th 150, 88 CCC 937

            51:199 (CA op.)

 

Philpot v. Performance Dairy Services Inc./Imperium Ins.; CIGA (2023)

            51:51 (WCAB)

 

 

Ramirez v. Aerotek/ACE American Ins.; Staffing Network/CIGA; et al. (2023)

            51:15 (WCAB)

 

Ramirez v. PK 1 Plaza 580 SC LP (2022) 85 CA5th 252

            50:245 (CA op.), 51:123 (SC rev. den.)

 

Ranger v. Alamitos Yacht Club (2023) 95 CA5th 240, 88 CCC 955

            51:179 (CA op.), 257 (SC rev. gtd.)

 

Reichelt v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Dept. (2023) 88 CCC 815 (writ den.)

            51:124 (WCAB) 257 (CA writ den.)

 

Reynolds v. Hostess Brands (2023)

            51:32 (WCAB)

 

Riaz v. Hoffman (2024) 89 CCC 201

            52:21 (CA op.), *** (applicant’s pro per rhg. pet. filed 3/30/2024)

 

Richardson v. Victor Valley Community College (2023)

            51:190 (WCAB)

 

Roberts (Dec’d) v. County of Inyo (2023)

            51:235 (WCAB)

 

Roth v. Western Rim Constructors, Inc./State Comp. Ins. Co. (2023)

            51:14 (WCAB)

 

 

Sabharwal v. County of Ventura (2023)

            51:116 (WCAB)

 

Sabo v. Modern Charm Boutique/State Farm Ins. (2023) 88 CCC 912

            51:31 (WCAB), 123 (CA writ den.)

 

Salas v. Innovative Work Comp Solutions, LLC; Synctruck, LLC//United Wisc. Ins. Co. (2023) 89 CCC 75 (writ den.)

            51:143 (WCAB), 52:\26 (CA writ and fee req. den.)

 

San Mateo County Transit Dist.:v. WCAB (Brazil) see Brazil v. San Mateo County Transit Dist.

 

Sanchez Mancilla v. CLS Landscape Mgmt., Inc. (2024)

            52:32 (WCAB)

 

Sanders v. Chico Immediate Care/Employers Comp. Ins. (2023)

            51:89 (WCAB), 257 (CA writ dsd.)

 

Scirone v. Conejo Valley USD (2023) 88 CCC 1115

            51:172 (WCAB)

 

Smith v. Skanska USA (2023

            51:179 (CA op.)

 

Snoeck v. Exaktime Innovations, Inc. (2023) 96 CA5th 908

            51:207 (CA op. quoted)

 

State Farm Ins. v. WCAB: see Sabo v. Modern Charm Boutique/State Farm Ins.

 

Sullivan (Dec’d) v. Comcast/ACE Ins. Co. (2022, 2023)

            50:168 (WCAB), 51:123 (CA writ dsm’d. as Comcast et al. v. WCAB)

 

 

Teichera v. County of Alameda (2023)

            51:29 (WCAB)

 

Triplett v. Pacific Bell Telephone Co./Old Republic Indem. Co. (2023)

            51:27 (WCAB noted)

 

 

Uribe: see Zurich American Ins. Co. v. WCAB (CIGA/Uribe)

 

 

Vallejo v. Department of Development Services (2024)

            52:14 (WCAB)

 

Vann v. City and County of San Francisco (2023) 97 CA5th 1013, 89 CCC 30

            52:17 (CA op.)

 

Varas v. Teresa Lobatos/Allstate Ins. (2023)

            51:126 (WCAB)

 

Velasquez v. WCAB (Salvation Army, County of Santa Barbara) (2022, 2023) 97 CA5th 844, 88 CCC 1137

            50:126 (WCAB), 51:229 (CA op.)

 

Vior v. Regents of the Univ. of Calif. (2023)

            51:208 (WCAB)

 

 

Walsh v. Skyline Steel Erectors/Zurich (2023)

            51:210 (WCAB)

 

Williams v. Director of Industrial Relations. Rels. . . ; SIBTF (2023)

            51:176 (WCAB)

 

 

Yap v. Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power (2023)

            51:79 (WCAB)

 

Young v. Select Staffing/LX Ins. America (2023)

            51:239 (WCAB)

 

 

Zenith Ins. Co. v. WCAB (Alex) (2022, 2023) 87 CCC 973

            50:205 (CA op.); 51:123 (SC pub. den.)

 

Zurich American Ins. Co. v. WCAB (CIGA/Uribe) (2023) 97 CA5th 1213, 89 CCC 1

            52:1 (CA op.