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Goldberg Segalla Partners Discuss How Coronavirus Could Spur “Avalanche” of Tort, Workers’ Comp, and Employment Litigation

“The [coronavirus] pandemic has presented many challenges for litigation strategies,” says Goldberg Segalla’s Peter J. Woo: Workers compensation, unemployment, and personal injury claims have “wreaked havoc for employers and we’re just at the tip of the iceberg.”

Peter, a partner based in Los Angeles and vice chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor practice, was quoted extensively by Courthouse News alongside other Goldberg Segalla practice leaders in an article addressing the claims arising from the COVID-19 crisis and the unprecedented challenges that these are creating for employers and insurers. The article also cited incisive commentary from Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Chair Joseph J. Welter and Workers’ Compensation Co-Chair Damon M. Gruber. They covered topics including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), possible amendments to state workers’ compensation law, and toxic tort class-action and multidistrict litigation. The article followed a webinar that the firm delivered in conjunction with Perrin Conferences.

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