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Brett Cain is a trial lawyer, the owner of the Cain Firm, and a Partner of The Law Center. (Courtesy Photo)

As millions of Americans shelter-in-place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lawsuits concerning COVID-19 losses have surged in the United States and will probably flood case dockets for years to come. The unprecedented nature of the current crisis and its pervasive effects on all sectors of the economy are evinced by the variety of COVID-19-related lawsuits and the uncertainty in how legal standards will be applied. For example, COVID-19 lawsuits have been filed against cruise lines, nursing homes, insurers, airlines, and government agencies on claims based on negligence, workers compensation, breach of contract and securities fraud. So, who is at risk of litigation?

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