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Covid Liability for Spouse Infected at Home Gets California Look

June 22, 2022, 9:06 PM

The California Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to decide whether a company can be held liable for the spread of the virus to an employee’s household, answering a question posed to the justices by the Ninth Circuit.

Justices will decide whether a lawsuit filed by Corby Kuciemba, who said she contracted Covid-19 after her husband brought it home from work at Victory Woodworks Inc., is blocked by workers’ compensation laws, and whether an employer owes a duty to workers’ families to prevent the spread of the virus.

Kuciemba said she was kept alive on a respirator for several weeks after ...