This 21st edition of Unprecedented, our weekly update on COVID-19-related litigation, pairs defense victories with new claims. Lenders obtained the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming agent fees under the PPP program, and insurers obtained yet another dismissal in a case seeking coverage for COVID-19-related business interruptions. Plaintiffs, meanwhile, have sued hospitals for insufficient protective measures, employers for household members' secondary exposure, and universities for campus reopening plans. Disputes over government shutdown and face-covering orders likewise have continued to press on, as have lawsuits over alleged price-gouging. The result is that COVID-19 litigation has touched nearly every aspect of American life, with no signs that it will abate any time soon.
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