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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

 

Mike Coffey
Partner
New York, NY

 

 

Susan Oliver
Partner
San Diego, CA

 

 

Bryan Scholnick
Partner
Seattle, WA

Damian Fletcher
Partner
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Jessica Heppenstall
Partner
San Diego, CA

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

D&O and Cyber Claims

 

Robert Modica
Partner
New York, NY

Public Entity Claims

 

Susan Oliver
Partner
San Diego, CA

COVID-19 Articles:

Employers Must Prepare to Implement Paid Family and Medical Leave

Author: Marlene Otero | June 9, 2021 10:22am
Employers should reevaluate their paid family and medical leave (PFML) programs for their employees. Many states are enacting PMFL programs to include an income replacement program. Currently, states with PMFL programs include California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington State and Washington D.C.

Update: California District Court Upholds Previous Dismissal of Wife’s COVID-19 Civil Suit

Author: David Kahn | June 4, 2021 9:00am
In our April Newsletter, Tyson & Mendes reported a California federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the wife of a construction worker. Plaintiff claimed her husband contracted COVID-19 at work and brought the virus home infecting her as well. Following the dismissal, the district court judge gave plaintiff an opportunity to amend her complaint. At a hearing on May 7, 2021, the court upheld the dismissal without further leave to amend. As of this date, it is unknown whether plaintiff will appeal.
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Sextortion Crimes on The Rise After COVID-19

Author: Olesya Mikhaylova | June 4, 2021 9:00am
Sextortion crimes are on the rise, increasing at an especially alarming rate during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we will provide an overview of what sextortion is, the relevant law, and steps that can be taken to avoid being a victim.

The Wave of Recent COVID-19 Litigation and Trends to Watch For

Author: Rachel Donnelly | April 2, 2021 9:00am
California recently passed the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 stay at home order. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected lives in different ways. Employees who regularly worked in an office now work from home. Restaurant chains open for years have shut their doors for good as they could no longer turn a profit. COVID-19 has also affected litigation. It was unclear what types of suits would result from the pandemic. However, a year into this unforeseen global epidemic, we now have a better idea of the types of lawsuits which will be filed. This article explores recent news involving COVID-19 litigation throughout the United States in an effort to achieve a better understanding of how litigation has changed.

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