With the COVID-19 outbreak spreading across the globe and causing untold health and economic damage, legal action has been prompted by businesses, consumers, workers, homeowners and many others.  These so-called “coronavirus lawsuits” will come in all shapes and sizes.  Some legitimate, some frivolous.  From breach of contract claims to commercial frustration to employment and wrongful termination cases, disputes will arise.  Our Irvine COVID-19 and coronavirus attorneys can help you navigate these uncharted waters.  Here’s what we have been doing (and we have been busy) to provide guidance to our clients:

Different COVID-19 Claims

Social distancing measures have prompted extensive business shutdowns, unemployment claims are increasing at unprecedented rates, and workers struggling to pay their bills. President Trump recently proposed a temporary ban on foreclosures and evictions, although that proposal is not expected to cover all households.

For example, did cruise ships, health care facilities, businesses, and governments take all reasonable measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19? This will be a pivotal question in many coronavirus lawsuits, including negligence claims.  Below are just a few of the potential claims that are expected:

Business Related Claims

  • Breach of contract related to COVID-19 issues
  • Commercial frustration as it relates to COVID-19 issues
  • Force majeure as a result COVID-19 related contract issues
  • Real estate and landlord tenant disputes arising from COVID-19
  • Insurance Claims (i.e., income, business interruption)
  • Employment and Wrongful Termination involving COVID-19
  • Negligence Claims involving inaction to COVID-19 threats

Individual Claims

  • Wrongful termination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Price Gouging Claims

Our coronavirus lawyers can help

At Brown & Charbonneau, LLP, justice never rests. While we’re taking precautions to keep our employees and clients healthy, we continue to provide services efficiently and without interruption. Our attorneys are available to answer any questions or concerns you have about coronavirus litigation or other legal matters.  Contact us or call us today at 1-888-729-7060.

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