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A Take Nothing from our Sacramento Office

Applicant was a 65-year old woman who was retired. She went through a “return to work” program for seniors. She was working less than 4 hours a day (12-18 hours per week) for AARP as a receptionist when she complained of bilateral hand pain over a period of time. We took her...
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Firm Obtains Take Nothing Recon Win for Out-Of-State Professional Athlete Employer

The WCAB issued a favorable decision in favor of an out-of-state employer under the AB-1309 amendments to Labor Code Section 3600.5. While the WCAB stopped short of finding the entire CT claim barred per Labor Code Section 3600.5(d), the WCAB found the Philadelphia Phillies...
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Take Nothing

Case involved a 10/13/15 denied specific injury to the applicant’s back. The claim was originally denied based on no substantial medical or factual evidence to support a work related injury as well as pursuant to LC3600(a)(10) – post termination basis. During the applicant’s...
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No California Jurisdiction found in Sports CT Claim

After two days of Trial, the WCJ found the out-of-state Applicant did not meet his burden of proof on two key jurisdictional contentions: 1) That the Applicant’s sports agent had authority to bind the Applicant to a player contract; and 2) that the Applicant signed his player...
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Dismissal in Dante Hall v St. Louis Rams

Mr. Collins prevailed at trial by proving that a Choice of Forum clause contained in a different team’s contract should be enforced against the Applicant even though he was traded to the St. Louis Rams and played multiple games in the State with the Rams. The Trial Judge issued a...
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Dismissal in William Demps v NY Giants

Mr. Collins prevailed on a Pro Football case in which the Applicant was claiming at trial that he signed his contract at his home in California. Mr. Collins was able to prove to the Trial Judge that this testimony, and the Applicant’s version of events, was physically impossible...
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Dismissal in Christian Fauria v Carolina Panthers

Mr. Collins prevailed on a long running case in which he was able to defeat a claim by a professional football player that he had formed his contract in this state through the use of a California based Sports Agent. The WCAB, in its third separate opinion on Reconsideration,...
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Take Nothing Awarded in Breast Cancer Claim

After two days of trial, and multiple med-legal examinations, including a Court Ordered IME, the WCJ found that the Applicant did not sustain her burden of proof that her cancer was industrially related, and Ordered the Applicant Take Nothing in her claim. The applicant was a...
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COMP LAUDE AWARDS & GALA on November 4

Partner, Barry Collins of CCMPT has been invited to speak at Workcompcentral’s COMP LAUDE AWARDS & GALA on November 4. His panel discussion is entitled: “Pitching the Deal: How DA’s & AA’s can communicate, coordinate and cooperate for the best outcomes for their clients”....
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Firm obtains Take Nothing at Lien Trial by enforcing MPN

This matter involved an admitted Specific Injury, occurring June 29, 2013, to Heidy Estrada. Despite allegations of injury to a litany of body parts, only the Applicant’s back and right knee were admitted by the carrier.
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