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The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented amount of uncertainty throughout the defense and insurance industries. The global event has changed the way the entire world does business and litigates cases across the country. Looking ahead, businesses can expect lawsuits to arise both directly and indirectly related to the pandemic.

Tyson & Mendes’ COVID-19 Resource Center has all the tools for businesses and their insurers to stay informed on the latest developments impacting their cases, including T&M office updates, court closure information, articles, and webinar offerings related to the ongoing developments. Bookmark this page to easily access the latest developments in civil litigation across our six states.

 

T&M Announcements:

Firmwide COVID-19 Announcement: Here
COVID-19 Accounting Announcement: Here

Court Updates:

T&M COVID-19 Court Updates: Here
Nationwide COVID-19 Court Updates: Here
Statewide Jury Trial Restrictions: Here
**Amended Emergency Rule 9 – California Rules of Court: Here
**New General Order Delaying Trials as Covid-19 Pandemic Continues Unabated: Here

 

COVID-19 Practice Areas:

Employment Claims

 

Kat Lee
Partner
San Diego, CA

 

Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Claims

 

Mina Miserlis
Partner
San Diego, CA

Jim Sell
Partner
Northern California

Nursing Home and Medical Liability Claims

 

Susan Oliver
Partner
San Diego, CA

 

 

Damian Fletcher
Partner
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Bryan Scholnick
Partner
Seattle, WA

Bad Faith and Coverage Claims 

 

Pat Mendes
Partner
San Diego, CA

Lynn Allen
Partner
Phoenix, AZ

Retail, Restaurant, & Hospitality Claims

 

Kristi Blackwell
Partner
San Diego, CA

Rick Somes
Partner
Orange County, CA

Professional Liability and E&O Claims

 

Dan Fallon
Partner
San Diego, CA

Public Entity Claims

 

Susan Oliver
Partner
San Diego, CA

COVID-19 Articles:

Are New Jersey Insurers on the Hook for Restaurants’ COVID-19 Losses?

Author: Michael D. Drews | October 29, 2021 9:00am
During the pandemic, many businesses felt the impact of government regulations.  With regulations like curfews, mask mandates, and changing capacity limits, businesses have experienced upheaval throughout the pandemic.  Legal ramifications for such situations are still evolving.  In New Jersey, one restaurant argued that business revenue lost due to a takeout/delivery-only requirement was covered by its insurance policy.

Colorado Restaurant Failed to Prove Physical Loss from COVID-19

Author: Michael D. Drews | October 29, 2021 9:00am
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, restauranteurs are facing a litany of issues.  With changing governmental restrictions, restaurants have had to adapt more than most businesses.  Some restauranteurs have taken to the courts to try and recoup losses.  In a recent Colorado case, the court examined loss coverage stemming from the pandemic.

New York Extends Eviction Moratorium to January 2022

Author: Tina Ma | October 4, 2021 5:36pm
On September 1, 2021, state lawmakers voted to extend the COVID-19 emergency eviction moratorium to January 15, 2022. The measure was passed 38-19, followed by the Assembly 80-60. The vote took place at a special session called by newly instated Governor Kathy Hochul. This was the first time members had convened in full since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Florida Jury Awards $50 Million in Habitability/Mold Case

Author: Rob Olson | October 4, 2021 5:32pm
A Florida jury awarded $48,257,922 to a tenant who lived in an apartment with “toxic” mold for approximately one and a half years. This verdict included $35 million for past and future pain and suffering and $10 million for future medical costs! While the defendants were not represented at trial, the award is a shot across the bow at what Nuclear Verdicts™ may look like post-pandemic.

Do Your Mask Policies Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Author: Pooja Shah | October 4, 2021 4:16pm
COVID-19 has made mask policies both controversial and ubiquitous. As mandatory store polices and statewide polices become universal, more lawsuits challenging mask requirements pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act are filed. Do mask policies violate the Americans with Disabilities Act?

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