Thursday, January 16, 2014

Court of Appeal Publishes Cannon Decision

The Third District Court of Appeal published its decision in City of Sacramento v. Workers Compensation Appeals Board (Cannon) (December 26, 2013, Court of Appeal Case No. C072944). That means the case can now be cited as precedent throughout the state. The decision establishes the Almaraz/Guzman rule is not limited to “complex and extraordinary" workers’ compensation claims, increasing accuracy and fairness in rating workers’ compensation injuries. Mastagni attorney Eric Ledger argued the case for Sacramento police officer Arthur Cannon before the Court of Appeal.