COVID-19 Liability: The Litigation Surge and Nevada’s Ominous Recovery

June 1, 2020, RAN Newsletter,, Pages 5 & 8

THE MGM FIRE. 9/11. HURRICANE KATRINA. ONE OCTOBER. COVID-19. The novel coronavirus is hardly the first disaster that plaintiffs’ lawyers have descended on – but the uniqueness of this public health crisis and the countless industries impacted is spawning a tsunami-like wave of litigation. Negligence, employment and consumer protection cases have started to spike already. Liability, and the protection afforded to businesses and workers, will be the cornerstone of the debate. And at the forefront of lawmakers’ minds is how economic recovery can begin amid a rush of litigation. This is a particularly inopportune time for a legal wildfire to race out of control, since retailers should be focused on the implementation of Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and strict social-distancing protocols to keep customers safe, while bolstering consumer confidence to spend and patron stores again. To read the entire article click here.

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