KEIUNTA DIXON vs. APPLE ONE; ACE USA, Administered By ESIS, INC.; AIG SUN AMERICA/NATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HARTFORD, Administered By CHARTIS CLAIMS, INC.

This case involves a dispute between Keiunta Dixon, the applicant, and Apple One, ACE USA, and AIG Sun America/National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, the defendants. Dixon was employed by Apple One as a sales coordinator from May 14, 2004 to January 25, 2005, during which time she sustained industrial injury to her psyche, internal systems, and in the form of high blood pressure. Dixon entered into a Compromise and Release agreement with AIG in exchange for $35,000. AIG then instituted contribution proceedings against Apple One, which were submitted to arbitration. The arbitrator found Apple One liable for a portion of the benefits paid to the applicant by AIG. Apple One then filed a Petition for Recons

APPLE ONE; ACE USA, Administered By ESIS, INC.; AIG SUN AMERICA/NATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HARTFORD, Administered By CHARTIS CLAIMS, INC. KEIUNTA DIXON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIAKEIUNTA DIXON, Applicant,vs.APPLE ONE; ACE USA, Administered By ESIS, INC.; AIG SUN AMERICA/NATIONALFIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HARTFORD, AdministeredBy CHARTIS CLAIMS, INC., Defendants.Case No. ADJ3512839 (VNO 0509649)OPINION AND DECISION AFTER RECONSIDERATION            In order to further study the factual and legal issues in this case, on October 7, 2011, we granted Defendant Apple One’s Petition for Reconsideration of an arbitrator’s Findings and Order of July 22, 2011, wherein the arbitrator granted defendant AIG Sun America’s (AIG) Petition for Contribution, and found Apple One liable for a portion of the benefits paid to the applicant by AIG. Previously in this case, applicant entered into a Compromise and Release agreement with AIG in which, in exchange for $35,000, she settled her claims that, while employed as a sales coordinator during a cumulative period from May 14, 2004 to January 25, 2005, she sustained industrial injury to her psyche, internal systems, and in the form of high blood pressure. Applicant was employed by Apple One, a temporary employment agency as a “general employee” from May 14, 2004 to August 1, 2004 during which time the applicant was assigned to work as a “special employee” of AIG. As of August 1, 2004, the applicant was permanently hired by AIG and ceased to be employed by Apple One. After the approval of the Compromise and Release, AIG Sun America instituted contribution proceedings against Apple One pursuant to Labor Code section 5500.5(e). The contribution proceedings were submitted to arbitration as required by Labor Code section 5275(a)(2)./// ,             Apple One contends that the arbitrator erred in finding it partially liable. Apple One argues that it is not liable to the applicant for her psyche claims pursu

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