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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COVID Third-Party Liability Case is Back

The issue is: does workers’ comp apply in a third-party liability lawsuit filed against an employer by an employee’s wife alleging the wife contracted COVID-19 from her husband’s workplace exposure to the virus. The case was dismissed once before, but Federal District Court Judge Maxine Chesney allowed the plaintiff to amend the complaint. After another … Read More »

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Dismissed COVID Negligence Claim Expected Back

A construction company dodged for the moment a negligence lawsuit filed by the wife of one of its employees who claimed she contracted COVID-19 from her husband after he allegedly contracted the virus on the job. The husband’s workers’ comp claim is pending with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, but a federal judge dismissed the … Read More »

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