Instant Insights / As Coronavirus Spreads, Legal Industry Shifts into Crisis Management Mode
Lawyers and their clients worldwide are responding to the coronavirus outbreak that, since December, has killed more than 67,760 people and infected more than 1.21 million. Law.com’s reporters around the world are covering the virus’ impact on law firm operations, client business, law schools, and lawyer and staffer safety. Here’s a collection of our coverage, which we’re continuously updating.
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John “Jack” Hickey, of Miami’s Hickey Law Firm, said that personal injury lawyers would look at whether health care facilities or cruise ships took “all reasonable measures” to prevent exposure to the coronavirus.
As of Wednesday, there were 130 cases of coronavirus in the United States, including one involving a New York lawyer. Nine people have died.
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