Clovis, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: What is the judge’s duties during expedited hearings and msc?

How can I remove the judge? He is bias and has purposely rule opposite of what I asked. In the expedited hearing, he refused to look at my dr report and he wanted to see exact wordings with start dates and end dates before he can award ttd. He completely ignored ttd at the msc and set my case for trial. I refused to fill out the pre-trial form and ask why he lied to me. He apologize and he continued it because he said by law he has to give the defense a chance to bring their evidence. He said it was an aoe/coe hearing. A week before the hearing, I was told that it was only to turn in the pre-trial form.

The judge moved us to a trial room and gave the defense 6 hours to complete the form. I left the room briefly and my form went missing. The DA said he turned it in with his form. I ask the judge why he didn’t take the first 4 pages but the DA said the judge fills them out for us and it’s the same thing. The judge never sign or looked at them. Is this unethical?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Ronald Mahurin

  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Point Arena, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: File for a removal, if you meet the criteria.

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