New CA Employment Case

 
Is an Employer Liable if the Spouse of an Employee Gets COCID-19?

Last month, the California Supreme Court published a new decision addressing this issue. To find out what they decided, watch the video and read my one-paragraph case summary below.

New CA Employment Case  

Kuciemba v. Victory Woodworks, Inc. (2023) _ Cal.5th _ , 2023 WL 4360826: Answering two questions of California law certified from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concerning the scope of an employer’s liability when an employee’s spouse is injured by transmission of the virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19, the California Supreme Court ruled that if an employee contracts COVID-19 at the workplace and brings the virus home to a spouse, the California Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA; Lab. Code, § 3200 et seq.) does not bar the spouse’s negligence claim against the employer. However, it also ruled that an employer does not...

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New CA Civil Procedure/Torts Case

 
Can a Victim of Childhood Sexual Abuse Recover Treble Damages Against a Public Entity? 

Last month, the California Supreme Court published a new decision addressing this issue. To find out what they decided, watch the video and read my case summary below.

New CA Code of Civil Procedure/Torts Decision  

L.A. Unified School Dist. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County (2023) 14 Cal.5th 758: The California Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeal’s decision, and concluded that Code of Civil Procedure section 340.1 (b)(1), which allows the recovery of treble damages when a plaintiff suing in tort for childhood sexual assault proves that the assault was as the result of a cover up, cannot be awarded against a public entity because they are prohibited by Government Code section 818 which specifies that a public entity may not be held liable in tort for damages imposed primarily for the sake of example and by way of punishing the defendant. (June 1,...

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Masters In Trial Podcast: Craig McClellan Discusses Focus Groups

focus groups jury trials Jun 29, 2023
 

In Podcast #1 of Masters in Trial™, I interviewed ABOTA member and outstanding plaintiff lawyer Craig R. McClellan, Esq. of San Diego. Click on the video above to hear Craig discuss the use of focus groups to prepare for trial.  


Click here to listen to complete podcast.

 
Until my next blog post, stay safe and healthy.


Best regards,
Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.
Master Lawyer Mentoring™
Civil Trial Attorney 
Mediator, Arbitrator & Referee
California Case Summaries™
CA Civil Trial Attorney Since 1980
ABOTA Member Since 1995
Past President San Diego County Bar Assn., SD ABOTA Chapter
Phone: (619) 990-4312. Email: [email protected] 

 

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New CA Evidence Case (Hearsay and Corporate Representatives)

Uncategorized Feb 28, 2023
 
 
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New CA Civil Procedure Case (998 Offers)

Uncategorized Feb 14, 2023
 
  
 
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New CA Arbitration Case

arbitration Jan 24, 2023
 
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New CA Anti-SLAPP Case

anti-slapp motions Jan 10, 2023
 
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New CA Real Property Case

Uncategorized Dec 20, 2022
 
 
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New CA Trial Case

Uncategorized Dec 13, 2022
 
 
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Law school doesn't teach you how to practice law in the real world. Newer lawyers need someone with real life experience to mentor them. But unlike when I started practicing in 1980, today very few new lawyers get mentoring to help them learn how to practice law right.  
 
I can help. I've been a California civil trial lawyer since 1980, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 1995, and I've been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2012. I've represented both plaintiffs and defendants in business, insurance bad faith and coverage, personal injury, real...
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New CA Employment Case

 
 
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Law school doesn't teach you how to practice law in the real world. Newer lawyers need someone with real life experience to mentor them. But unlike when I started practicing in 1980, today very few new lawyers get mentoring to help them learn how to practice law right.  
 
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