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Hope Springs Eternal

Though the recent polar vortex on the East Coast and record snowfall in the Truckee-Tahoe area may have us doubting it, Punxsutawney Phil, our nation’s foremost rodent prognosticator, could not find his shadow on February 2, 2019, leading us all to hope for an early spring. Whether we’re bundled up for a few more weeks or dressing for sunshine, 2019 is now well underway, and everyone here at Mullen & Filippi is working diligently to resolve our clients’ claims old and new, come rain or shine.

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The Hidden Weapon of an Earlier Date of Injury

The threat of an earlier date of injury is often necessary when dealing with that annoying codefendant who sits on the sidelines behind their Petition for Dismissal because their coverage ended earlier in a cumulative trauma claim.

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Dynamex or Borello: Prepare Your Umbrella for Both Storms

if the workers’ compensation system ultimately adopts the abbreviated, three-element “ABC” test from the California Supreme Court’s wage order decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018), 4 Cal. 5th 903, 83 Cal. Comp. Cases 817, the presumption may become more difficult to rebut. Conciseness is attractive; but Dynamex on early analysis requires far less careful weighing of interlocking factors proffered by defendants to rebut the presumption of employment relationship.

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