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Lopez v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., No. C058592

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By FindLaw Staff on December 07, 2009 11:09 AM

Trial court's reduction of the Calfornia Department of Health Care Services' (Department) lien for medical expenses paid to $63,216.69 from $547,680.08 the Department had paid for plaintiff's medical expenses arising from injuries suffered in a rear-end freeway collision is affirmed as the trial court did not abuse its discretion in acting within the statutory scheme and determined the Department's lien based on the evidence before it.     

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Appellate Information

Filed December 4, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Raye

Counsel
For Appellant:   Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Douglas M. Press, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Julie Weng-Gutierrez, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Niromi L. Wijewantha, Deputy Attorney General

For Appellee:  Wilcoxen, Callahan, Montgomery & Deacon, Daniel E. Wilcoxen and Martha A. Taylor

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