Extract from Leah Langston's article "Preparing Legal Teams for the Tidal Wave of Covid Litigation"
It’s hard to believe that we are on the other side of Memorial Day Weekend! Many of us felt spring disappear as we tried to quickly react to the upheaval of Covid-19. Now that we’ve adjusted (or adjusted as much as possible) to the new norm, summer can become a time for more proactive initiatives.
For corporate legal teams, that means preparing your company, teams, and processes for the anticipated tidal wave of corporate litigation coming your way. The overall breadth of those cases is still unknown, but we’re already seeing Covid-related lawsuits in the pipeline, such as:
Employees or customers alleging that their places of work failed to adequately protect them or warn them of threats.
Class actions against businesses that have continued to charge dues despite operational shutdowns.
False advertising claims against goods or products that failed to protect against Covid-19 as represented.
It’s fair to say that we’re just now seeing the tip of the iceberg.
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