COVID-19 Tort Circumstances Aimed Largely At Cruise Traces

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Law360 (Nov. 18, 2020, 11:09 p.m. EST) – Most of the tort cases caused by the coronavirus pandemic have been brought against cruise lines, while others have been brought through nursing homes and meat packers, as well as through Chinese government agencies that have treated the outbreak a new report from Lex Machina.

According to Lex Machina’s Torts Litigation Report, most of the 173 criminal cases filed by COVID-19 in Q3 2020 were negligence claims against cruise lines. Lex Machina is pursuing cases that have been filed because of the pandemic and that meet one of two standards: either the allegations are explicitly linked to the circumstances caused by COVID-19, or …

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