The Coming Plague (of Litigation)

May 14, 2020

“In a month, a year, or even by the time this article is published, New Jersey’s dockets will be thick with COVID-19-related litigation like crabgrass in a suburban lawn,” Eric A. Inglis and Jeffrey T. LaRosa, two partners at defense firm Schenck Price Smith & King, wrote in a recent analysis for the New Jersey Law Journal. 

 Inglis and LaRosa point out in their analysis that even with the State of New Jersey granting retroactive immunity to some healthcare professionals and facilities, we will still see COVID-related litigation. While many lawsuits will disappear with the first sign of an energetic defense, others will be fixed parts of the judicial landscape. These cases may sustain “some firms and lawyers for years.”