Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Court of Appeal to Decide Landmark COVID Exclusive Remedy Issue. Ninth Circuit Rejects Medical Marijuana Legalization Case. Sutter Health to Pay $575M to Resolve Anticompetitive Claim. 19 Guilty Pleas in SoCal Substance Abuse Facility $18.5M Fraud Case. DWC Announces Return of In-Person Hearings. NCCI Finds No Pandemic Related Access Delays for Comp Care. WCIRB Publishes Annual Medical Trends Report. International Overdose Awareness Day Focused on Societal Approach. Lawmakers Seek Proof of Vaccination Law to Enter Public Spaces. COVID Comp Claims Remain Well Managed.