Product Liability and Tort Law Implications of the COVID-19 CrisisOn April 6, 2020 by Schnader in Client Alerts
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Schnader’s Carl J. Schaerf and W. McKinney Brown have published a new Client Alert, “Product Liability and Tort Law Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis.” It reads in part:
The novel coronavirus (or “COVID-19”) presents unprecedented challenges for the Social Contract in the United States, and all over the world. Here at home, a large number of Americans are sheltered indoors and will be for an extended period of time. Feeding and providing for the needs of those Americans puts unusual and unplanned-for strains on supply chains and retailers—not only for delivery giants like the large online retailers, but also for local supermarkets and restaurants. COVID-19 thus threatens not only our health, but established norms for our individual and collective rights and duties, including the role of the legal system and potentially the standards for resolving disputes involving product liability and tort law.