Workers Comp Zone

A Partner at Boxer & Gerson LLP, Julius Young has practiced worker’s compensation law and social security disability law since 1979. He has represented thousands of individuals who have sustained life-changing injuries or illnesses while on the job. In every case, his goal is to secure the medical treatments his clients need.

June 28, 2017

HIKIDA

Legal battles over apportionment are one of the staples of workers’ comp disputes. And certain cases are important enough and sufficiently well known  to make it into the California workers’ comp pantheon. Escobedo….Benson….Brodie….and now Hikida? The case is Maureen Hikida v. WCAB (Costco), a June 2017 opinion from the California Court of Appeal Second District, […]


June 19, 2017

A GENTLEMAN PASSES

Mike Laughlin has passed away. Mike retired a few years ago, but was one of the leading California workers’ comp defense attorneys for decades. Earlier in his career he practiced in San Francisco with the firm Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold. Around 1985 he and and a number of his partners left and formed Laughlin, Falbo, […]


June 15, 2017

NOT ADVANCING

The California legislative session will run til August, but by now we can see what bills have stalled out this year. In July I’ll be looking at the major bills which are still alive, but the bills which didn’t progress in 2017 deserve mention and some comment too. Keep in mind that there is always the […]


June 7, 2017

SORROW OR JOY?

When I saw the news, I felt mixed feelings of sorrow and joy. It was not unexpected, but it has been a long time coming. I’m speaking of large scale attorney indictments for alleged fraud in California workers’ comp. Over the last several years we’ve seen waves of physician and provider indictments involving various schemes […]


June 2, 2017

SINGLE PAYER UPDATE

Today SB 562 (the Healthy California Act) passed the California Senate on a 23 to 14 vote. The bill, to create a California single payer health care system for all state residents, now goes to the California Assembly for consideration. If passed by the Assembly (likely) and if signed by Governor Brown (perhaps not so likely), […]


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