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Jeffrey Adelson quoted in Business Insurance Court Case Ruling Article | By Jon Campisi
Ruling in ‘take home COVID’ case a win for employers: Experts A recent California Supreme Court ruling that employers aren’t responsible for so-called “take-home COVID” — when workers infect family members — has tossed the issue out of the workers compensation arena, experts say. The ruling, Kuciemba v. Victory Woodworks : The court ruled July 6 that businesses don’t owe a duty of care to relatives of workers who contract COVID-19 on the job and then pass it along, and that workers comp exclusivity doesn’t prohibit lawsuits. "Jeff Adelson, a partner with Newport Beach, California-based Adelson McLean P.C., which represents...
Jeffrey Adelson quoted in Business Insurance July/August Issue | Cover Story | By Louise Esola
When sex crimes take place in the workplace Exclusive remedy in comp complicates legal and liability scenario as awareness of sexual assault rises after #MeToo Legal outcomes often depend on the facts surrounding the assault: Was the perpetrator a coworker, an acquaintance or a stranger? Were there warning signs or security lapses? Where did the incident happen? Was a physical injury documented? Jurisdiction is also an important factor in the success or failure of a case, legal experts say. “There are a lot of questions that have to be answered,” said Jeff Adelson, a partner with the Newport Beach, California-based...
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