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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 5. Pleadings
§10490. Demurrer, Judgment on the Pleadings, and Summary Judgment Not
Permitted; Unintelligible Pleadings.
Demurrers, petitions for judgment on the pleadings, and petitions for summary
judgment are not permitted. A continuance may be granted upon timely request and
upon such terms as may be reasonable under the circumstances or may be ordered
by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board on its own motion if:
(a) a pleading is so uncertain, unintelligible or ambiguous as to render it
impossible for the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board to understand or act
upon it; or
(b) any party is prejudiced by omission or ambiguity of necessary allegations
sufficient to prevent that party from adequately presenting a cause of action
Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 5500
and 5708, Labor Code.
1. Amendment of section heading and section filed 12-19-2002; operative 1-1-2003.
Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351
(Register 2002, No. 51).
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