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Getting sick with coronavirus might not be enough to pursue a lawsuit—at least according to two federal judges in California who dismissed cases brought by passengers of cruise ships who got COVID-19.

The dismissal rulings last month were among the first in the nation to address two fundamental elements in a case alleging a business’ negligence caused someone to get COVID-19: plaintiff’s injuries, and causation.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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