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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 18. Reconsideration, Removal and Disqualification

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§ 10974. Allegations of Newly Discovered Evidence and Fraud.

Where reconsideration is sought on the ground of newly discovered evidence that could not with reasonable diligence have been produced before submission of the case or on the ground that the decision had been procured by fraud, the petition must contain an offer of proof, specific and detailed, providing:
(a) The names of witnesses to be produced;
(b) A summary of the testimony to be elicited from the witnesses;
(c) A description of any documentary evidence to be offered;
(d) The effect that the evidence will have on the record and on the prior decision; and
(e) As to newly discovered evidence, a full and accurate statement of the reasons why the testimony or exhibits could not reasonably have been discovered or produced before submission of the case.
A petition for reconsideration sought upon these grounds may be denied if it fails to meet the requirements of this rule, or if it is based upon cumulative evidence.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 5902 and 5903, Labor Code.
1. Renumbering and amendment of former section 10856 to section 10974 filed 12-17-2019; operative 1-1-2020. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2019, No. 51).

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