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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 17. Reconsideration

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§10842. Contents of Petitions for Reconsideration, Removal, and Disqualification and Answers.


(a) Every petition for reconsideration, removal, or disqualification shall fairly state all of the material evidence relative to the point or points at issue. Each contention contained in a petition for reconsideration, removal, or disqualification shall be separately stated and clearly set forth. A failure to fairly state all of the material evidence may be a basis for denying the petition.

(b) Each petition for reconsideration, removal, or disqualification, and each answer thereto, shall support its evidentiary statements by specific references to the record.

  (1) References to any stipulations, issues, or testimony contained in any Minutes of Hearing, Summary of Evidence, or hearing transcript shall specify: (A) the date and time of the hearing; and (B) if available, the page(s) and line number(s) of the Minutes, Summary, or transcript to which the evidentiary statement relates (e.g., "Summary of Evidence, 5/1/08 trial, 1:30pm session, at 6:11-6:15").  


  (2) References to any documentary evidence shall specify: (A) the exhibit number or letter of the document; (B) the date and time of the hearing at which the document was admitted or offered into evidence; (C) where applicable, the author(s) of the document; (D) where applicable, the date(s) of the document; and (E) the relevant page number(s) and, if available, at least one other relevant identifier (e.g., line number(s), paragraph number(s), section heading(s)) that helps pinpoint the reference within the document (e.g., "the 6/16/08 report of John A. Jones, M.D., at p. 7, Apportionment Discussion, 3rd full ¶ [Defendant's Exh. B, admitted at 8/1/08 trial, 1:30pm session]").  


  (3) References to any deposition transcript shall specify: (A) the exhibit number or letter of the document; (B) the date and time of the hearing at which the deposition transcript was admitted or offered into evidence; (C) the name of the person deposed; (D) the date and time of the deposition; and (E) the relevant page number(s) and line(s) (e.g., "the 6/20/08 depo of William A. Smith, M.D., at 21:20-22:5 [Applicant's Exh. 3, admitted at 12/1/08 trial, 8:30am session]").  


(c) Copies of documents that have already been received in evidence or that have already been made part of the adjudication file shall not be attached as exhibits to petitions for reconsideration, removal, or disqualification or answers thereto. Except as provided by section 10856, documents attached in violation of this rule may be detached from the petition or answer and discarded.


     Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 5307, 5309 and 5708, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 126, 5310, 5311, 5900, 5902 and 5904, Labor Code.  


 HISTORY 
   
1. New section filed 5-25-82; designated effective 7-1-82 (Register 82, No. 22).

2. Amendment of section heading and text filed 12-23-93; operative 1-1-94.  Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to  Government Code section11351 (Register 93, No. 52).

3. Amendment of last paragraph filed 12-19-2002; operative 1-1-2003. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2002, No. 51).

4. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 11-17-2008; operative 11-17-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only (Register 2008, No. 47).

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