ADJ629563

CLAUDIA ANDRADE vs. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON; Permissibly Self-Insured

is a case involving Claudia Andrade and Southern California Edison, a permissibly self-insured company. On July 2, 2014, Arsineh Arakel, attorney for lien claimant Physical Rehabilitation Services, filed a Petition to disqualify the workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) Glass. The Labor Code section 5311 provides that a WCJ may be disqualified per Code of Civil Procedure section 641 which lists seven grounds for disqualification. The Petition was granted on the ground that the WCJ may have expressed or formed an opinion on the merits of the action, and the case was returned to the Presiding Judge for assignment to a different WCJ.

Claudia Andrade vs. Southern California Edison Permissibly Self-insured Adjusted By Sedgwick Cms

In this case, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board granted reconsideration of the May 9, 2013 Findings and Orders to further study the factual and legal issues. The Board found that the Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge (WCJ) tried the case solely on the issue of whether there was good cause for the applicant to violate the agreement of February 14, 2008 to treat within the employer’s Medical Provider Network (MPN). The Board determined that the WCJ’s determination of issues not submitted at trial deprived the parties of due process and that the WCJ’s decision was not based on substantial evidence. The Board rescinded the WCJ’s decision and returned the matter to the trial level for further proceedings and a new decision.

CLAUDIA ANDRADE vs. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON, Permissibly Self-Insured

Southern California Edison, Permissibly Self-Insured, was taken to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board for reconsideration of an April 10, 2012 Order. After review of the Petition for Reconsideration, the WCJ recommended that the petition be denied and the Board affirmed the WCJ’s decision. The Board declined to issue sanctions against lien claimant and admonished lien claimant to develop and implement an adequate calendaring system.