David Porras vs. Kemper Sports Management Inc Dba Ridge Creek Golf Club North River Insurance Company

KEMPER SPORTS MANAGEMENT, INC.NORTH RIVER INSURANCE COMPANYIn this case, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board granted Removal on their own motion and issued a notice of intention to impose a sanction of up to $500 against Boniface Onubah, M.D., Comprehensive Healthcare Partners of California, and Rocky Chary (lien claimant's representatives) for failing to appear at a lien conference and filing a frivolous Petition for Reconsideration. After the fifteen day time period plus five days for mailing expired, the lien claimant and his representatives failed to file any response. As a result, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board imposed a sanction of $500 against Boniface Onubah, M

KEMPER SPORTS MANAGEMENT INC DBA RIDGE CREEK GOLF CLUB NORTH RIVER INSURANCE COMPANY DAVID PORRAS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIADAVID PORRAS, Applicant,vs.KEMPER SPORTS MANAGEMENT, INC.,DBA RIDGE CREEK GOLF CLUB; NORTHRIVER INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendants.Case No. ADJ8220705(Fresno District Office)OPINION AND DECISIONAFTER REMOVAL AND ORDERIMPOSING SANCTIONS(LABOR CODE § 5813)            On March 10, 2014, we granted Removal on our own motion, we issued a notice of intention to impose a sanction pursuant to section 5813 against Boniface Onubah, M.D. (lien claimant), and Comprehensive Healthcare Partners of California and Rocky Chary (lien claimant’s representatives), jointly and severally, in an amount up to $500.00. We allowed 15 days, plus five days for mailing, in which to file an objection showing good cause as to why we should not impose the sanction. As explained in our March 10, 2014 Opinion and Orders Dismissing Petition for Reconsideration, Granting Removal and Notice of Intention to Impose Sanctions (Lab. Code, § 5813) (Opinion and Order), which we incorporate herein, the basis for our notice of intention to impose a sanction was to address the failure of lien claimant and his representatives to appear at a lien conference and to file a frivolous Petition for Reconsideration.            The fifteen (15) day time period from the March 10, 2014 date of service of the Notice of Intention to Impose Sanctions plus the additional five (5) days for mailing has now expired, and Boniface Onubah, M.D., Comprehensive Healthcare Partners of California and Rocky Chary, have failed to file any response.            As we noted in our March 10, 2014 decision, we have had to allocate a portion of the limited time and resources available to address the frivolous Petition, which should not have been necessary. On this record, we are persuaded that the imposition of sanctions in the sum of $500.00 against lien claimant and , his hearing representative

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