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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:

Separation of Powers and Mandamus: to Release or Not to Release Prisoners During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author: Michael Kutzner | August 3, 2020 11:03am
COVID-19 (“COVID”) has been an ever-increasing topic of discussion around the globe. In the recent weeks, COVID case numbers have climbed to over 4,000,000 in the United States. Close-quarter-populace facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and correction facilities experience great difficulty in controlling the spread of COVID if residents become infected. In Washington, case law is already being established...

New York Bill Narrows Liability Immunity for Nursing Homes and Hospitals

Author: Emily Berman | August 3, 2020 10:53am
This week, the New York legislature approved a measure that would narrows the legal immunity law that gave hospitals and nursing homes broad protections against potential coronavirus litigation. The immunity law, which was passed in Spring 2020, gave hospitals and nursing homes cover from possible lawsuits related to the coronavirus crisis. The new bill keeps the immunity law intact overall, but removes protections against...

The California Court’s “Fastpass” to Trial within 120 days – Considerations in Approaching California’s Preference Statute in a Post-Pandemic World

Author: Rob Olson | August 3, 2020 10:16am
Imagine standing in the line for Disney’s new Star Wars ride after everyone receives the Coronavirus vaccine. At first, you may breathe sigh of relief – but then you realize that it might take the entire day to get on the ride. When, all of a sudden, a family strolls past everyone in another line—the “Fastpass” line.  Once jury trials finally resume in California, there will be an even longer line...

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