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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

Regina Silva
Director of EPL
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:

Can CRE Landlords Be Held Liable for COVID-19 Exposures?

January 21, 2021 12:04pm
Millionacres – January 19, 2021 Rob Olson is senior counsel in San Diego with Tyson & Mendes, a litigation firm that specializes in insurance defense. He said: "The first question in evaluating a lawsuit over COVID exposure: Where did the plaintiff allege they were exposed? If it was at work, in a tenant's office space, then it is outside the property owners' control. But if the plaintiff alleges that they were exposed in a common area, then the property owner may not easily get out of the lawsuit. READ MORE HERE

Florida Restaurants Lose COVID-19 Insurance Suit in Federal Court

Author: Ross Dwyer | January 11, 2021 9:00am
This month we report on a familiar story happening in Florida federal courts: a business seeks coverage from its insurance carrier for losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the insurer denies the claim, the business sues in court to recover damages from its insurer, and the court rejects the lawsuit.

What to Expect from Future Business Interruption Coverage Cases in New Jersey: COVID-19 Closures May Be Considered a Covered Loss

Author: Rachael Marvin, Robert Modica | January 11, 2021 9:00am
Two important lawsuits have paved the way for business interruption coverage cases in New Jersey due to COVID-19: Optical Services USA v. Franklin Mutual Insurance Co. and Mac Property Group LLC v. Selective Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. Both are recent Superior Court decisions, decided on August 13, 2020, and November 5, 2020, respectively. In both cases, New Jersey Superior Courts addressed the key issue of whether...

COVID-19 Business Loss Coverage Update

Author: David Kahn | January 11, 2021 9:00am
According to Law360, there are over 1,400 federal lawsuits fighting denials by insurance carriers for COVID-19 business loss coverage and over 600 such suits in state court. In last month’s Newsletter, we reported the dismissal of the complaint of two Fresno hotels claiming business losses based on the virus exclusion in their respective insurance policies continuing the trend of California courts. (West Coast Hotel Management, LLC...

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