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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 8. Hearings

New Query

§10582. Inactive Cases, Procedure, Subsequent Action.

This rule applies to injuries occurring before January 1, 1990 and on or after January 1, 1994.

An Application for Adjudication filed without an accompanying Declaration of Readiness to Proceed will be placed in inactive status.

Cases set for hearing may be removed from the active calendar by an order taking off calendar.

Cases in off calendar status may be restored to the active calendar upon the filing and serving of a properly executed Declaration of Readiness to Proceed.

Unless a case is activated for hearing within one year after the filing of the Application for Adjudication or the entry of an order taking off calendar, the case may be dismissed after notice and opportunity to be heard. Such dismissals may be entered at the request of an interested party or upon the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board's own motion for lack of prosecution. A case may be dismissed after issuance of a ten (10) day notice of intention to dismiss and an opportunity to be heard, but not by an order with a clause rendering the order null and void if an objection showing good cause is filed.

A petition by a defendant to dismiss the case must be accompanied by a copy of a letter mailed to the applicant and, if represented, to the applicant's attorney or representative, more than thirty (30) days before the filing of the petition to dismiss. This letter must state that it is the intention of the persons signing the letter to file a petition for dismissal thirty (30) days after the date of that letter unless the applicant or his attorney or representative shows in writing some good reason for not dismissing the case. A copy of the reply, if any, must be attached to the petition to dismiss. A copy of the petition must be served on all parties and all lien claimants.


Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Section 5405 and 5406, Labor Code.


1. Amendment exempt from OAL review pursuant to Government Code section 11351 filed 12-19-90; operative 1-1-91 (Register 91, No. 7).

2. Amendment of first paragraph filed 12-23-93; operative 1-1-94. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 93, No. 52).

3. Amendment of second and third paragraphs and amendment of Note 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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