Sunday, January 29, 2006

City of Stockton v. WCAB (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 27, 2006)

Sometimes to merely ask a question is to answer it. So it is here.

This is the first sentence of Justice Scotland's opinion: "This case poses the question whether a police officer
who injured his leg while off duty, playing in a pickup game of basketball at a private facility, is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits."

As far as I'm concerned, Justice Scotland need say no more. I'm with you. I agree. The only shocking thing is that, in denying worker's comp benefits, Justice Scotland is forced to reverse the decisions of both the WCJ and the WCAB. Wow. Seems a pretty big no-brainer the other way. At least to me. And, apparently, Justice Scotland. As they say, "Great minds . . . ."