Litigation During COVID-19

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Litigation has not come to a halt, but it has been slowed and has had to be restructured. In this guide to litigation during the pandemic, learn how coronavirus is impacting personal injury claims, filing civil litigation, pursuing criminal charges, and more.

  • ContentAs California’s Courts Reopen in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Is Your Case Entitled to a Trial Preference?

    On June 22, 2020, the Los Angeles Superior Court began it’s “soft reopening” or “ramp up” following the closure of the courts in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a reported backlog of over 1,000 criminal trials and priority given to those cases, civil litigants can expect significant delays in having their cases tried before a judge or jury. However, civil cases entitled to trial preference will be placed at the front of the line when civil trials resume. Other state and federal courts throughout California are beginning the same reopening and rescheduling process. Depending on the posture of their case, litigants may want to consider requesting trial preference to avoid significant delays in obtaining a resolution.

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  • ContentCan I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Treatment Related to COVID-19?

    Across the country, emergency department health care providers have been working around the clock, often putting their own health and safety on the line to help meet the enormous medical needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • ContentPersonal Injury Law: Negligence and Coronavirus

    "Will there be lawsuits related to coronavirus? The truth is, some lawsuits have already been filed. Some wonder whether Coronavirus related personal injury lawsuits could flood the courts over the next months. This isn't likely to be an issue. In part because there are already regulations set in place to protect individuals and businesses from making outrageous claims."

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  • ContentHow Is the Coronavirus Impacting Personal Injury Claims?

    As the global pandemic continues to threaten the health and safety of millions of people around the world, many schools, businesses, and restaurants remain closed. To avoid exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many people are staying home and going out only to pick up essential items, such as groceries and other household goods. However, even though there are fewer cars on the road, car accidents continue to occur. In fact, studies have shown that although the number of car accidents has gone down, there has been an increase in the number of serious car accidents during the pandemic.

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  • ContentThe Impact Of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) On Filing And Pursuing Civil Litigation

    The Impact Of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) On Filing And Pursuing Civil Litigation

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  • ContentCoronavirus Liability: Will Civil Lawsuits Be Placed on Restaurants in Texas?

    As Governors across the country take steps to reopen their states, some business owners may stay closed anyway. A recent statement from Senator Mitch McConnell said there was "an urgent need" to shield businesses from potentially frivolous lawsuits. But those shields are already in place under "reasonable care." Here we'll walk you through the decision business owners across the country will take on when reopening.

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