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COVID-19 2020 year-end class actions update and forecast

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ripple across the globe, greatly affecting the global economy, there are numerous class actions relating to the pandemic proposed in the United States and Canada. Despite unprecedented court closures and changing procedural rules, COVID-19 class actions have steadily increased and are expected to expand across industries, jurisdictions, and areas of law.

BLG is committed to keeping our clients informed and updated on class action developments in these uncertain times. This update summarizes class actions across North America relating to COVID-19 known to date and forecasts future potential filings.

Areas covered:

  • Consumer Protection
  • Securities
  • Alleged Negligent Response
  • Privacy & Data Sharing
  • Insurance & Coverage
  • Labour & Employment
  • Protecting the Vulnerable Against COVID-19
  • Discrimination
  • Potential Future Class Actions

It is important to note that none of the allegations in the claims set out in this article have been proven in court.

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