Beverly Hills Multispecialty Group v. WCAB (1994)

Beverly Hills Multispecialty Group v. WCAB (1994) 26 Cal. App. 4th 789, 59 Cal. Comp. Cases 461.

In this 1994 landmark case, Boehm’s attorneys briefed and then, at oral argument, chief counsel Nancy Roberts advocated on behalf of lien claimants generally as amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) before the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles. This decision affirmed that lien claimants have due process rights on par with other parties and the WCAB must allow any willing and able lien claimant to participate fully in workers’ compensation proceedings. In response to the Beverly Hills Multispecialty Group case, the WCAB enacted new Rules of Practice and Procedure to incorporate the court’s mandate.