Tag: Worker’s Compensation

More than 20 new insurance-related bills signed into law by Governor Brown

By Sam Sorich
September 30, 2012, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2012 regular legislative session.
Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills that were sig…

More than 20 new insurance-related bills signed into law by Governor Brown

September 30, 2012, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2012 regular legislative session.
Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills that were signed into law. …

Updated: California Legislature Passes Insurance-Related Bills Prior to Ending 2012 Session

The California Legislature’s regular 2012 session ended on August 31. In the last days of the session, legislators passed hundreds of bills, including several insurance-related measures. Here are noteworthy insurance-related bills that were passe…

California Legislature Passes Insurance-Related Bills Prior to Ending 2012 Session

The California Legislature’s regular 2012 session ended on August 31. In the last days of the session, legislators passed hundreds of bills, including several insurance-related measures. Here are noteworthy insurance-related bills that were passe…

Supreme Court Defines Scope of "Power Press" Exception to Work Comp Exclusive Remedy Rule

In its August 20, 2012 decision in LeFiell Manufacturing Company v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court held that an injured employee’s spouse is not allowed to pursue a claim for loss of consortium in the employee’s civil lawsuit …

California Court of Appeal Extends Howell v. Hamilton Meats Rule to Limit Injured Person’s Medical Expenses to Discounted Amounts Paid Under Workers’ Compensation

Last year, the California Supreme Court held in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. that an injured plaintiff whose medical expenses were paid through private health insurance could not recover as economic damages against a tortfeasor any m…