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HECTOR DINGLE vs. LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SEDGWICK CMS

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SEDGWICK CMS HECTOR DINGLE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIAHECTOR DINGLE, Applicant,vs.LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOLDISTRICT; SEDGWICK CMS, Defendants.Case Nos. ADJ2514169 (VNO 0556845)ADJ255943 (VNO 0556846)(Pomona District Office)OPINION AND ORDERDISMISSING PETITION FORREMOVAL            Applicant has filed a timely, verified Petition for Removal, requesting that the Appeals Board amend the Order dated April 22, 2014, wherein the workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) ordered this matter continued to trial on June 5, 2014, and ordered discovery closed. Applicant contends that he had requested but not yet received a panel of qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) in internal medicine. Applicant requests that discovery be held open as to issues of internal medicine, that the case be continued to allow him to obtain the QME evaluation, or that the issue of internal medicine be deferred at trial. Defendant has filed an Answer.            At trial on June 5, 2014, the parties submitted Stipulations with Request for Award in ADJ2514169 and a Compromise and Release in ADJ255943, also settling disputed issues in ADJ2514169. The WCJ approved both settlements. Therefore, applicant’s petition is now moot, and we dismiss it.            For the foregoing reasons,/ / // / // / // / / ,             IT IS ORDERED that applicant’s Petition for Removal is DISMISSED as moot.WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD    _____________________________________________MARGUERITE SWEENEY        I CONCUR,        _____________________________________________RONNIE G. CAPLANE    _____________________________________________KATHERINE ZALEWSKI        DATED AND FILED AT SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA                JUL 22 2014    SERVICE MADE ON THE ABOVE DATE ON THE PERSONS LISTED BELOW AT THEIR ADDRESSES SHOWN ON THE CURRENT OFFICIAL ADDRESS RECORD.HECTOR DINGLELAW OFFICE OF RAMON OTERO, JR., INC.TOBIN LUCKSMR/ara ADJ2514169

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