COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights - Issue 22, August 2020

COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights, Issue 22

In our 22nd edition of Unprecedented, our weekly update on COVID-19-related litigation, we see cases against employers continue to rise, and offer insight for employers to keep employees safe and simultaneously avoid lawsuits. In another notable update -- again for employers and business owners -- the Supreme Court of Virginia dismissed a case challenging the Governor's restrictions on businesses amid the pandemic. Finally, we look at two recently filed cases -- one similar to those we have seen before, and one we have not. Yet another tuition refund case filed against Lindenwood University in Missouri alleges that students should receive refunds due to the University going fully remote, as online classes are typically cheaper than those attended in-person. We also discuss a new COVID-19-related case brought as a trademark infringement claim against Facebook, Inc...

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