Lopez v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., No. C058592
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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Filed December 4, 2009
Opinion by Judge Raye
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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