October 4, 2017
DWC Reconsiders Lien Declarations Filed July 2-3
When the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) mandated that lien claimants must file declarations asserting the validity of their liens, they weren’t kidding around. In August, the DWC dismissed over 292,000 previously filed liens for failure to file retroactive Supplemental Lien Declarations by the established deadline of July 1, 2017.
Now, it appears the DWC may change its mind regarding some of those dismissals. This week, the DWC announced that it will lift the dismissal notice on liens for which claimants filed the Supplemental Lien Declaration on July 2 or 3.
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September 5, 2017
DWC Database of Dismissed Liens Available
You may recall last month’s dismissal of over 292,000 unresolved liens by California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC). The DWC closed the lien cases for failure to comply with new declaration requirements mandated by SB 1160. On August 14, 2017, the DWC dismissed the liens on procedural grounds “by operation of law." The dismissed liens are now publicly available through a searchable database posted on the DWC website.
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