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020    9781124065021 
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100 1  Teferi, Elias 
245 12 A study of the history and transformation of the 
       California Workers' Compensation system and the impact of 
       the New Reform Law: Senate Bill 899 
300    156 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-
       07, Section: A, page: 2621 
500    Adviser: Michelle Rossensito 
502    Thesis (Ed.D.)--Pepperdine University, 2010 
520    The purpose of this study was to determine the perception 
       among defense attorneys regarding the New Reform Law 
       SB899. The study was also to further assess defense's 
       satisfaction with regard to the leadership provided by 
       Governor Schwarzenegger, Senator Poochigian and The 
       Legislature as a whole. Furthermore the study was to 
       assess defense attorneys' readiness to defend the gains 
       afforded following the passage of the reform law 
520    The sampling procedure for this study is one of the three 
       types of non-probability sampling called Purposeful 
       Sampling. The population for this study includes all 
       defense attorneys who are members of the California State 
       Bar and are currently engaged in defending Workers' 
       Compensation cases in the State of California 
520    The sample of this study was obtained from defense 
       attorneys who practice in the Southern California Tri-
       County (Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego) region. The 
       survey instrument had 34 questions out of which 6 were 
       demographic in nature. Surveys were administered to 110 
       Defense Attorneys. A total of 31 (N = 31) respondents 
       participated for a response rate of 31% 
520    According to the analysis done on the study the highest 
       mean scores were obtained on questions relating to the 
       concern defense attorneys have regarding the provisions of
       SB899 that are exposed to serious legal challenges up to 
       and including reversals on appeal (M = 4.52) 
520    Concurrently defense attorneys have confirmed their 
       readiness to defend the gains of SB899 and have given high
       marks (M = 4.23) regarding the plan of action for the 
       future that will be to litigate and argue for preservation
       of the law. Defense attorneys also strongly agreed that 
       SB899 enjoys broad support amongst California employers, 
       insurance carriers and third party administrators (M = 
       4.06). Their impression regarding the Governor's 
       leadership including Senator Poochigian's was also 
       positive and has drawn moderately high agreement (M = 
       3.58). Participants also have validated the Governor's 
       argument on the detrimental effect of high premiums (M = 
       3.68) 
520    This study provides solid evidence that defense attorneys 
       are concerned about certain aspects of the New Reform Law 
       being reversed on appeal while affirming their commitment 
       to preserve the gains afforded by the same. Their success 
       or failure for preservation of SB899 will without a doubt 
       be closely monitored by all stakeholders 
590    School code: 6009 
650  4 Law 
650  4 Sociology, Industrial and Labor Relations 
690    0398 
690    0629 
710 2  Pepperdine University.|bEducation 
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