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MarketWatch: ‘What We are Confronting Now is Really Unprecedented.’ Coronavirus-related Lawsuits are about to Flood the Courts

May 11, 2020

O’Melveny partner Adam Karr is quoted in this MarketWatch article discussing employee lawsuits that could stem from the coronavirus pandemic. At least 917 federal and state lawsuits have been filed in relation to the pandemic, MarketWatch reported, including some by nurses and retail workers suing their bosses for allegedly subjecting them to unsafe conditions. Even at-home workers could sue over not being compensated for supplies they buy for their home office, or being asked to work too many work hours, Karr told the publication. “Every action will stand on its own facts,” he said. “What I can say is many employers are doing everything they can do to do right by their employees in these particular circumstances…This is as unprecedented as anything could be.”

Read the full article here.