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September 21, 2010


Los Angeles court schedules two new conferences to discuss consolidation of interpreter liens, durable medical goods liens

The Los Angeles district office of the Division of Workers’ Compensation has scheduled two new conferences in October to discuss possible consolidation and stay of lien proceedings regarding interpreter liens and durable medical goods liens.

The conference to discuss interpreter liens is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 25. The conference to discuss durable medical goods is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. The court previously made a motion to consolidate lien proceedings regarding compound pharmacy liens on Oct. 6. All three proceedings will be in the court’s first floor auditorium at 320 W. 4th St. in Los Angeles.

All interpreter lien claimants and durable medical goods lien claimants with pending liens should attend their respective conference. Injured workers and lien claimants with other types of liens should not attend. Any other interested parties should attend, whether or not their lien was set for conference that day.

These two conferences and the previously set conference for compound pharmacy liens are part of a series of efforts by the court to promote judicial economy and assist lien claimants in resolving their liens as quickly as possible.

The presiding judge of the Los Angeles DWC district office, Jorja Frank, will be present along with Mark Kahn, the associate chief judge for the southern region. DWC Court Administrator Keven Star delegated to Associate Chief Kahn the jurisdiction over the issues scheduled for hearing in Los Angeles.

The conferences will take place:

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. Compound pharmacy liens
Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at 10 a.m. Interpreter liens
Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at  10 a.m. Durable medical goods

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Los Angeles district office
320 W. 4th St., 1st floor auditorium
Los Angeles, CA 90013