Last week, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a significant and potentially game-changing decision in the ongoing fight over whether current and former professional athletes, who have little historical contact with California, may nevertheless file for and receive workers’ compensation benefits in California. For years, California’s liberal workers’ compensation system has attracted claims by current and retired professional athletes from around the country - many of whom never played on a California-based team and, as a visitor, may have played only a handful of games in California over the course of their careers.

Read our recent GT Alert for more information.