Tort Claims and COVID-19: Preventive Measures Employers Should Know and Do
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic presents a higher degree of challenge for employers and employees, giving a significant rise to workplace-related tort claims being filed. Fortunately, the federal and state levels had proposed legislative actions to help protect employers in preventing these potential tort liability threats.
However, companies and their counsel still need to be well versed and well equipped with other preventive measures in keeping their employees and workplace safe while avoiding legal risk liabilities.
In this LIVE Webcast, tort litigators Timothy Krippner (Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.) and Judith A. Perritano (Pierce, Davis & Perritano, LLP) will provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of tort claims during the COVID-19 crisis. Speakers will also offer best practices considering the recent trends, developments, and notable cases.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Tort Claims and COVID-19
- Recent Regulatory Trends and Developments
- Notable Court Cases
- Risks and Legal Challenges
- Best Practices in Defending Tort Claims
Judith A. Perritano, Partner
Pierce, Davis & Perritano, LLP
Timothy Krippner, Shareholder
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
- Developing and implementing an effective Return-to-Work plan
- Company parameters that need to be considered
- Accessing and monitoring federal, state and local regulations
- Key factors for a successful plan
- Potential liability for Covid-19
- Claims and defenses
Who Should Attend:
- Labor and Employment Lawyers
- Human Resource Executives
- Employee Relations Officers
- Business Lawyers
- In-house Counsel
Judith A. Perritano is the Managing Partner of Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP. Ms. Perritano is a highly skilled litigator with 30 years of extensive experience in the defense and trial of a wide variety of cases ranging from complex, high risk cases involving products liability and exposure to asbestos and other toxic torts to those involving general negligence and dram shop liability. She is involved in all phases of litigation in both state and federal court, from factual investigation through discovery, motion practice, trials and appeals. Ms. Perritano is counsel to numerous asbestos clients in New England. Additionally, as national coordinating counsel for a product manufacturer in the asbestos litigation, Ms. Perritano manages and directs discovery, expert development and trial preparation nationwide.
Judith A. Perritano is the Managing Partner of Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP. Ms. Perritano is a highly skilled litigator …
Timothy L. Krippner represents dozens of manufacturers in product liability and toxic tort matters throughout the United States. His current responsibilities include retention as trial, local, regional and national coordinating counsel. Mr. Krippner also has considerable experience defending general product liability, professional liability, medical malpractice and construction matters. At Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Mr. Krippner served on the firm's Executive, Marketing and Budget Committees during a period of growth from one local office, to offices in Chicago, Austin, Detroit, Jersey City, New York, Philadelphia, and St. Louis.
Timothy L. Krippner represents dozens of manufacturers in product liability and toxic tort matters throughout the United States. His current …
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Method of Presentation:
General knowledge of tort claims
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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About Pierce, Davis & Perritano, LLP
Pierce Davis & Perritano embraces a simple philosophy – clients deserve more than just effort, they deserve results. With more than 20 attorneys, they are able to aggressively defend clients in complex product liability, toxic tort, municipal liability and other specialty liability litigation. PDP’s attorneys do more than just advocate, they lead – influencing and shaping governing legal principles in landmark cases because they understand the factual and strategic issues facing their clients. PDP’s smaller size fosters an atmosphere of efficiency, responsiveness, and personal connection. They bring to their clients decades of high-stakes trial experience, industry knowledge, and a commitment to the time-honored principle of client-focused service.
About Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
For more than three decades, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. has built a reputation as a national law firm of accomplished trial attorneys. Founded in 1986, we have grown from a four-lawyer shop in Chicago to a national firm with additional offices in Austin, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Jersey City, New York City, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. We routinely counsel and defend clients, including Fortune 500 companies, corporations and individuals, across the United States in complex litigation matters including, but not limited to: asbestos, class action, construction, employment, environmental, food and beverage, insurance coverage and bad faith, life sciences, product liability, professional liability, technology and cyber risk, transportation, and warranty.