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At Full March

Boasting Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, International Women’s Day, Daylight Savings, St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, Purim, and the Vernal Equinox, March is an extremely busy time of year. At Mullen & Filippi and across the industry we’re all making use of that extra hour of daylight.  In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we hope


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SPECIAL EDITION: Lindh is Law

The Lindh case is now law, as the California Supreme Court denied on 3/13/2019 a Petition for Review filed on 1/17/2019 by the injured worker.  As was discussed in a 12/11/2018 Special Bulletin on our website, SPECIAL BULLETIN: HUGE DEFENSE WIN IN LINDH, William Davis, an Associate Partner in our Santa Rosa office, obtained a significant decision addressing


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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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Charging Ahead

As the New Year enters into full swing, and we return to our routines after the winter holidays, we can anticipate new challenges, new claims, and new decisions. What big cases will be this year’s Lindh, King, or Fitzpatrick? As always at Mullen & Filippi, we’ll be reading all of the stories big and small, and dissecting all of the cases from Board level to the Court of Appeals, so that we can continue to provide our clients the analysis and insight needed to effectively handle claims.


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Resolutions

As the year comes to a close, claim professionals and attorneys alike are working hard to resolve those matters ready for resolution and move into 2019 ready to take on new challenges.  Mullen and Filippi will be working hard to wrap up claims before the New Year, so that we can all enjoy the holiday


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SPECIAL BULLETIN: HUGE DEFENSE WIN IN LINDH

William Davis, an Associate Partner in our Santa Rosa office, yesterday obtained a very significant First District Court of Appeal ruling that further establishes that after the 2004 changes to the laws regarding apportionment, asymptomatic conditions and nonindustrial latent pathologies can be causative of disability. The Court of Appeal annulled a WCAB opinion and decision after reconsideration that had rejected nonindustrial causation of disability and the Court stated conclusively that apportionment must be assigned to asymptomatic conditions under Labor Code 4663 where they are causative of disability.


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Thanks Given

With Thanksgiving and all of its fixings around the corner, Mullen and Filippi would like to express its deepest gratitude to all of our clients, and to our hard working staff and attorneys who move our clients’ claims forward to resolution. Thanks are also owing to all of the stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system, including the Judges, clerks, attorneys, and doctors, who work each day to observe the mandates of the California Constitution and accomplish substantial justice in all cases expeditiously, inexpensively, and without encumbrance of any character.


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Springing into Fall

As Fall officially begins in and we all move towards the last few months of 2018, it’s a time to start “closing files” on the year that was and begin planning for the developments that lie ahead.  In that spirit, Mullen and Filippi had its annual partnership retreat which provided opportunities to build stronger partner


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The Fruits of Our Labor

September is the month in which we celebrate Labor Day and the end of summer with a three-day weekend.  Labor Day, which became an official federal holiday in 1894, is a day set aside to commemorate the American labor movement and the struggles, conversations, and compromises between employers, employees, and the broader society, that led


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Making Connections

While the mail never stops coming in, with summer in full swing, it’s important when a sunny day comes along to take a deep breath and remember that people are the raison d’etre of this industry. Injured workers, claims professionals, attorneys, Judges, and employers are all trying to balance the interests involved in each claim, by providing benefits and preventing bad practices.


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