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Setting the Table

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and we here at Mullen & Filippi would like to take the opportunity to thank our attorneys, our staff, our clients, and you dear readers, for the contributions you make to our mission of providing top quality representation to employers, carriers, and public entities. Beyond that, we thank you doubly

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Why was Jack O’Lantern’s claim of psychiatric industrial injury found non-compensable? Because it was subject to a Gourd Faith Personnel Defense.While that pun was frightful, we here at Mullen Filippi hope your claims aren’t too monstrous as we head towards Halloween. As always, we’re ready to provide you with legal tricks and treatises to help

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Wherever you stand on the pumpkin spice debate, all the trappings of the fall season have arrived. For this author’s part, it’s nice having a shorthand for that unique combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. Requesting a cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice latte, however, would be a mouthful (a delicious, delicious, mouthful).

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Summer is now winding down as we head towards the last quarter of 2019.  Mullen & Filippi hopes that you enjoyed a vacation, staycation, or some form of separation from the usual grind this summer.  More importantly, we hope the inevitable pile of work you returned to was manageable! UPCOMING CONFERENCES The California Association of

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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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