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SPECIAL BULLETIN: SB 1159 PASSES LEGISLATURE FOR GOVERNOR SIGNATURE

The California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 1159 before the end of its legislative session this week, codifying the prior Executive Order creating a COVID presumption and creating a rebuttable presumption as to health care workers, peace officers, firefighters, and other first responders and emergency workers, as well as a presumption for other employees in the event of an outbreak of COVID at the workplace.  Two other Assembly Bills (AB) that were being considered, AB 196 and AB 664, were not voted on and so will not become law.  AB 196, the most expansive of the proposed legislation, would have essentially created a conclusive presumption that COVID contracted by an essential worker constitutes an industrial injury. 


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SUMMERTIME NEWS

I may no longer know precisely what month it is as we stretch into the fifth month of the shelter-in-place orders, but judging by the clear blue skies and the heat, we’re well into what would have been a lovely summer of concerts, festivals, and other large gatherings.  While many summer plans like that romantic getaway to Bora Bora or the family vacation to Walley World have been put on hold or scaled down, we hope you and yours get a chance to enjoy some of the sunshine.  So if you can at all, take a few days and (safely) get out of your home or office, especially important if your home is now indistinguishable from the office. 


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CELEBRATING AMERICA AND INTERDEPENDENCE!

It was an unusual 4th of July, with most firework shows canceled, and most backyard gatherings reduced to our immediate quarantine bubbles, though if your experience was anything like mine, people managed to light up the sky throughout the night despite the lack of sanctioned firework shows.  During what will go down as a historically


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A LEGACY OF INTEGRITY

June 30, 2020 is the end of the fiscal year; however, for us at Mullen & Filippi it means the end of an era. Following 44 years as an attorney of which 39 years were with Mullen & Filippi, Robert “Bob” Sherman is retiring from practice. Bob’s career with the firm commenced in 1981. With


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TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL BULLETIN: TIPS TO CONDUCTING A COVID-19 INVESTIGATION and JUSTICE IS SERVED

Top 12 Initial COVID Claim Investigation Questions Just received a COVID-19 claim?  Wondering where to start?  We understand what you’re facing! To review the Top 12 COVID Claim Investigation Questions, follow this link: www.mulfil.com/case-briefs. Feel free to contact your favorite Mullen & Filippi attorney if you have questions – we are here to help! HIKIDA


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COVID-19 Presumption Flow Chart/Checklist Reference Sheet

Does Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 Executive Order have you confused?  Are you concerned about the additional $600 Million to $1.8 Billion this order may cost employers? Please find Mullen & Filippi’s step-by-step COVID-19 flowchart that takes you through the COVID-19 presumption analysis; we hope this will help you evaluate whether your COVID-19 claims truly meet the


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CALIFORNIA REOPENING IN PHASES

California as a state formally entered the second phase of the Governor’s four-phase plan to reopen the state’s economy on May 8, 2020, with local counties allowed to ease local restrictions less gradually.  Phase 2 allows lower-risk businesses to reopen with social distancing guidelines.  Phase 3 would then see the reopening of higher-risk businesses and


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SPECIAL BULLETIN: COMP BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR WORKERS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 BY EXECUTIVE ORDER

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday, May 6, 2020, extending workers’ compensation benefits to workers if they test positive for coronavirus.  Governor Newsom, during his now daily press conference, reported that the stop gap measure was intended to prevent injured workers from reporting to work while sick because they could not afford


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SAVING LIVES FROM LIVING ROOMS

It has now been around a month since several counties in California and then the entire state issued shelter in place directives to slow the spread of COVID-19.  These are certainly difficult times, and we have all been asked, as Californians and Americans, to make personal and financial sacrifices to protect the most vulnerable amongst


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Message from Mullen & Filippi regarding COVID-19

The global pandemic related to the Coronavirus has brought constant daily changes along with unique challenges affecting the lives of each one of us. At Mullen & Filippi, our first concern has been to take measures to assure the safety and well-being of all our attorneys and staff. We have additionally taken steps to similarly


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