COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights - Issue 20, August 2020

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

This 20th edition of Unprecedented, our weekly update on COVID-19-related litigation, finds both plaintiffs and defendants with reasons to celebrate. Insurance carriers avoided consolidation of coverage disputes in multi-district litigation, while business owners saw a federal court complaint in Missouri survive a motion to dismiss. Tennessee's legislature moved forward with a bill providing liability protections from COVID-19 lawsuits, while plaintiffs continued to press the scope of liability for COVID-19-related injuries. And a recent order from the Supreme Court of Virginia extended a moratoria on evictions, while a vigorous dissent gave landlords hope that the courts' deference to tenants is wearing thin. Each of these cases shows that the law governing COVID-19-related claims is still very much developing...

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