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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No Jury Trial For Jurisdictional Dispute

The Second District Court of Appeal had to rule for the second time in a dispute over whether an employer had workers’ comp coverage at the time of an accident. The issue is central to the underlying wrongful death lawsuit filed by the employee’s dependents. The court notes that if there was coverage, the workers’ … Read More »

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