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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
SUBCHAPTER 1.9. RULES OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR
ARTICLE 4. APPEARANCES, THE FORM OF MINUTES OF HEARINGS AND MINUTE ORDERS

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§10241. Failure to Appear.

(a) Except as provided by section 10603, subd. (a), no "original" business, medical, or other documents shall be filed with a district office.

(a) Where a party or a lien claimant is served with notice of trial pursuant to section 10240 and fails to appear either in person or by attorney or representative, the workers' compensation administrative law judge may:

  (1) dismiss the application after issuing a notice of intention to dismiss pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 10562;  


  (2) dismiss the lien claim after issuing a notice of intention to dismiss pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 10562;  


  (3) hear the evidence and, after service of the minutes of hearing and summary of evidence that shall include notice of intention to submit the case for decision pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 10562.  


(b) Where a party or a lien claimant is served with notice of a conference or mandatory settlement conference pursuant to section 10240 and fails to appear at the conference, the workers' compensation administrative law judge may:

  (1) dismiss the application after issuing a notice of intention to dismiss pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 10562;  


  (2) dismiss the lien claim after issuing a notice of intention to dismiss with or without prejudice pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 10562;  


  (3) close discovery and forward the case to the presiding workers' compensation administrative law judge to set for trial.  


(c) Where a party, after notice, fails to appear at either a trial or a conference and good cause is shown for failure to appear, the workers' compensation administrative law judge may take the case off calendar or may continue the case to a date certain.


     Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307(c) and 5500.3, Labor Code. Reference: Article XIV, Section 4, California Constitution; and Sections 5502(e) and 5700, Labor Code.  


 HISTORY 
   
1. New section filed 11-17-2008; operative 11-17-2008 pursuant to  GovernmentCode section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 47).

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