Caroline J. Berdzik, chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Employment and Labor and Health Care groups, discusses in an interview with the Albany Times Union how courts will see an increase of class-action and individual lawsuits over COVID-19 restrictions.
In the article, Caroline talks about how the outcome of a case depends on a variety of factors, including the judge, the state where the case originates, and the respective state constitution governing executive power.
“I think you’re going to see a lot more of these lawsuits as we start to emerge from the pandemic and business owners really step back and see what’s left in terms of many businesses not being able to reopen,” Caroline said. “This is all going to get untangled, and unfortunately, it’s going to get untangled in the court system.”
“Capitol Insider: Constitutional Challenges to COVID-19 Restrictions Expected to Rise,” Albany Times Union, September 28, 2020
Caroline J. Berdzik devotes her practice to helping businesses, organizations, and management navigate the panoply of employment law issues, from proactive counseling through alternative dispute resolution and trial. As a former in-house counsel at New Jersey’s largest privately owned long-term care company, and with deep connections to the health care and long-term care sectors on a national level, she focuses a substantial portion of her practice on counseling clients in these areas. She represents companies in diverse industries such as health care, transportation, retail, construction, insurance, and finance, as well as non-profit organizations and educational and religious institutions.