A LAWSUIT PANDEMIC? THE ONCOMING WAVES OF CORONAVIRUS LITIGATION

The past two decades have shown us that catastrophes and economic downturns can unleash tidal waves of lawsuits. After the attacks on September 11th, we witnessed a flood of filings that tested the limits of real estate insurance and health coverage policies for businesses and first responders at Ground Zero. Similarly, the Great Recession brought lawsuits against major financial institutions, claims alleging investors and regulators had intentionally been misled for years. What legal actions will the coronavirus pandemic bring? 

Coronavirus Enters the Courts

As of May 19, 2020, 1,155 coronavirus-related complaints have been filed in federal and state courts across the United States. New York and California lead the nation with the most filings. However, unlike the Great Recession or the attacks on 9/11, the legal implications for the COVID-19 pandemic are different in their breadth and in their scale. These implications are raising new questions about the meanings of negligence, causation, and liability, terms that had previously been defined and adjudicated in contexts of normality. But what happens when a pandemic creates a new normal? 

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Webinar Invite: Boosting Your New York State Trial Court Wins with Legal Analytics — Join us on August 11 💪

Stoked to present a #MCLE to the New York County Lawyers Association next Thursday, August 11, on Boosting Your New York State Trial Court Wins with Legal Analytics!

If you practice in the Big Apple you won’t want to miss this.  We’ll cover how to leverage New York state trial court — and verdict — data to be more efficient, more proactive and achieve better results for your clients. Get the inside scoop on your judge, competitive counsel, prospects and clients with legal analytics.  Be your firm’s super hero. 🦸

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Nicole Clark CEO of Trellis Legal Intelligence Returns

If you haven’t heard of Trellis Legal Intelligence, Trellis.Law for short, we recommend you start paying attention. This legaltech startup is on fire! With more than $6M in funding and famed board member and venture capitalist, David O. Sacks on board, we’re expecting continued explosive growth for this company.

If you want to experience the most powerful legal research and analytics platform designed specifically for state court practitioners, we recommend you give this software a try. There are dozens of other platforms focused on federal practice, but we know of no other companies focused where most lawyers practice… State court!

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