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Monthly Archives: July 2023

Kuciemba Update: Supreme Court Answers Long-Awaited Questions on Family Member COVID-19 Claims

July 6, 2023 In a unanimous opinion, the California Supreme Court answered two questions posed to it by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, finding that an employer is not liable for a COVID-19 injury sustained by an employee’s household member, even if that household member contracted COVID-19 because of the employer’s negligence, and that the household member’s negligence claim is not barred by the exclusive remedy doctrine. The Court held that while the workers’ compensation exclusive remedy doctrine does […]