Monday, December 30, 2013

Federal Ins. Co. v. WCAB (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 3, 2013)

"The applicant for workers’ compensation was a professional basketball player who was not employed by a California team, has never resided in California, has played one professional game in California out of 34 games played during the 2003 season, and has suffered no specific injury in California. She seeks a workers’ compensation award in California against her former non-California team and its insurer for a disability based on a cumulative injury."

From that opening salvo, do you get a sense of where the Court of Appeal is going in this one?

Adrienne Johnson -- an OSU graduate who played in the WNBA for the Cleveland Rockers, Orlando Miracle/Connecticut Sun, and the Seattle Storm, and who has at various times resided in Florida, New Jersey, and Kentucky -- does not get to take advantage of California law.

However wonderful it might be.