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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:

Jury Trial Procedures in King County Superior Court in the Era of COVID-19

Author: Rachel Marshall | October 12, 2020 3:07pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly caused everyone in the legal industry to reimagine how we prepare for jury trials. With states being forced to suspend all jury trials in an effort to do their part to keep everyone safe, courts are mired in months of backlog they must work through. As courts reopen and begin to resume jury trials, the biggest question everyone is asking: “How will courts conduct jury trials?”

Liability Protections in a COVID-19 World

Author: Scott Ruksakiati | October 5, 2020 1:46pm
Soon after States began imposing quarantine restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it became readily apparent many businesses would be severely and negatively impacted, perhaps permanently. Certainly, for home improvement and home gardening retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, 2020 has been a lucrative year.  However, other businesses, such as gyms, salons, restaurants, and bars, which rely primarily on patrons visiting their locations in person, have seen catastrophic consequences due to the pandemic. The federal government recognized the devastating effects pandemic-related restrictions would...

Legal Bar Raised for COVID-19 Lawsuits in Tennessee

Author: Dara R. Fairchild | October 5, 2020 1:16pm
In a special August session of the Tennessee General Assembly, the legislature enacted bill SB8002, also known as the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act (“The Act”), which among other things limits the liability for any person relating to loss, damage, injury, or death from COVID-19.

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