The Court decided six workers compensation cases from 2006 to 2013 – two in 2007, one each in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

The Court’s light workers compensation docket consisted of four cases won by the plaintiffs below and only two involving defendants’ wins for these years.

Defendants who won Workers Compensation cases below won zero and lost two during these years.

Plaintiffs who won their workers compensation cases at the Court of Appeal had a rough time during these years – two wins and five losses before the Supreme Court.

Overall, defendants won two cases while losing three during these years.

The Court decided three cases involving compensability during these years, two involving procedural issues and one involving the powers and structure of the Workers Compensation Commission.


Between 2006 and 2013, Justices Kennard, Baxter, Werdegar, Chin and Corrigan cast two votes each for workers compensation defendants each.  Chief Justice George, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye and Justice Moreno all cast one vote for defendants.

Five Justices cast four votes each against workers compensation defendants: Kennard, Baxter, Werdegar, Chin and Corrigan.  Chief Justice George and Justice Moreno cast three votes against defendants.  Justice Liu cast two votes against defendants and Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye cast one.

Join us back here tomorrow as we wrap our review of the workers compensation cases.

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