Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Edward Lindsey of Dentons. (Courtesy photo) Edward Lindsey of Dentons. (Courtesy photo)

Over the past two months, Georgia and the rest of the nation have taken extreme but necessary steps to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. People have been ordered to shelter in place, businesses have been shuttered and unemployment has skyrocketed. When and where the economy will hit rock bottom is unknown. Nationwide, the U.S. economic output dropped 4.8% in the first quarter of this year, the steepest drop since 2008, and that drop does not include April. In Georgia, at the height of the Great Recession in 2009, there were 361,000 new unemployment claims in the first 15 weeks of that year. This year there were over 940,000 new claims in the same time period.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 3 articles* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Law Firms Mentioned


Georgia Business LitigationBook

New print edition available October 2020Georgia Business Litigation, edited by Robert C. Port, is a one-volume, comprehensive guide to matters business litigators will ...

Get More Information

America's Claims Executive (ACE) 2020Event

ACE Leadership Forum & Expo is the annual conference for Senior Claims Executives in Insurance organizations.

Get More Information

Banking Litigation & Regulation Forum 2020Event

Delivers the key insights and practical solutions to acutely address the complex minefield of UK banking litigation & regulation.

Get More Information

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Forum 2020Event

For senior dispute resolution professionals to network and engage through open debate, panels, expert speakers & breakout sessions

Get More Information

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.