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Calif. Supreme Ct. Overturns $9M Jury Verdict in Favor of Contractor’s Injured Employee

The California Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a jury verdict that found Qualcomm Inc. liable for third-degree burns suffered by an employee of an electrical contractor who was hired to work on equipment at the company’s San Diego campus. It …

Viewpoint: Subrogating Employees’ Intentional Act Damage Recoveries

The quid pro quo premise underlying the social compromise known as workers’ compensation is simple: an employee injured at work receives no-fault medical expenses and wage replacement indemnity benefits and, in exchange, the employer is given protection from employee lawsuits …