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We’re well into summer now and its attendant email away messages and vacation picture posts online.  Everyone at Mullen & Filippi hopes the summer is treating you well and that you’re enjoying the agreeable weather most places in the state seem to be enjoying.    MULLEN & FILIPPI WELCOMES NEW ADDITIONS TO THE PARTNERSHIP RANKS!

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Summer weather has arrived across California and in the Bay Area, in particular, I can confirm we all felt like we were working on the surface of the sun for a few days there.  Employers, especially in physically demanding fields, should remember to make sure everyone is hydrated and cool to keep claim forms from

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Necessity may be the mother of invention, but mothers are absolutely a necessity to all human invention. With Mother’s Day being celebrated this month, Mullen and Filippi wants to pause to give recognition to the millions of working moms that switch hats each day to bring their talents to bear both in the workforce and

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While it’d be easy to meditate on the inevitability of death and taxes with April 15th upon us, let us instead observe National Poetry Month and consider a quote from modernist poet Wallace Stevens, (also a former lawyer and executive at The Hartford) that can motivate us as we handle complicated claims and the ever

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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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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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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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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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