Another Third-Party COVID-19 Claim

A California employer’s fight against an attempted third-party liability claim for COVID-19 is drawing national attention. Will it protect the workers’ compensation system’s exclusivity provision? The fight in state court mirrors another case where a federal court said workers’ compensation covers the claim, but here the trial court is prepared to let the negligence and … Read More »

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Employer Loses Appeal In $2.9M Negligence Case

A Los Angeles employer is on the hook for a nearly $2.9 million negligence award for emotional and financial damages in a case of a green card application gone awry that left an employee in a deep depression. The California Court of Appeal rejected the employer’s appeal finding the workers’ comp’s exclusivity provision does not … Read More »

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News Digest 10/17/2006

Mold Claim Not Barred by Workers’ Comp Exclusivity An injured worker can go forward with a lawsuit alleging that Costco Wholesale Corp. fraudulently concealed information about the presence of toxic … Read More »