COVID-19 Spurs New Mass Tort Litigation

COVID-19 Spurs New Mass Tort Litigation

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the latest insights on pandemic-related litigation, is launching its new webcast series, LegalCast™, with COVID-19 and the Law. The webcast is scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT on June 30 (registration is free).

Panelists include some of the nation’s top mass tort attorneys, including:

  • Fred A. Cunningham, Board Certified Trial Lawyer, Domnick Cunningham & Whalen
  • Annesley H. DeGaris, Founding Partner, DeGaris Wright McCall
  • Richard D. Meadow, National Mass Tort Leader, The Lanier Law Firm
  • Hunter J. Shkolnik, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC

“The Covid-19 pandemic has ignited a number of business interruption cases and we’re expecting to see this grow substantially in the coming months, as the insurance industry digs in for a long fight,” said Mark York, editor-in-chief at Mass Tort News.

“Our panel of experts will examine cases related to bad faith by insurance carriers, workplace injuries due to lack of personal protection equipment (PPE), and business interruption,” York added. “They’ll discuss ways to navigate the C-19 insurance claims maze as well as best practices for managing a mass tort docket remotely.”

Valerie Bauman, Senior Legal Reporter at Bloomberg Law, will lead the discussion, with an introduction by Dr. Rahul Gupta, Chief Medical and Health Officer at March of Dimes, and a 2018 Public Official of the Year.

Registrants will learn about emerging bad faith litigation related to business interruption insurance claims and workplace injuries. They will also hear the latest updates on current legal action, including the efforts to create a COVID-19 Multi-District Litigation against insurers, due to blanket claims denial. The in-depth discussion will cover the effect of COVID-19 on law firms as a business and the state of the legal industry. 

“COVID-19 has forced us to make adjustments both personally and professionally,” said Meadow, of the Lanier Law Firm. “Managing a national practice in this environment is a challenge but very rewarding. We continue to fight for all of our clients.”

Annesley DeGaris states, “Business interruption insurance claims due to COVID-19 are positioned to be one of the biggest coverage issues ever to face the insurance industry.”

To register click here.

We encourage all attendees to submit questions for the panel to: (email protected)


About Mass Tort News:

Mass Tort News is a media group focused on providing the most relevant and current information on mass torts and emerging litigation via and, the portal to present LegalCast, a series of real time webcasts on emerging litigation that provides access to the most recognized and respected attorneys in mass torts. Our LegalCast series presents timely topics, offering the most relevant and current intel in the field. Guest speakers and panelists are from firms who are leading the nation’s most significant emerging and ongoing mass tort dockets. 

SOURCE Mass Tort News

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