There are several class action lawsuits arising from the COVID-19 crisis. Notably, no two lawsuits appear to be quite the same. The facts and parties to these lawsuits represent a variety of industries and consumers across the country. Thus far, the American legal system is seeing six major areas of COVID-19 class action litigation:
- Class action lawsuits against insurers
- Class action lawsuits against travel and event providers
- Class action lawsuits against financial institutions and debt collectors
- Class action lawsuits against retailers who price gouge
- Class actions against manufacturers and/or retailers of professional protective gear and products
- Class action lawsuits against issuers
This is not to say that more industries will not see similar litigation in the months to come. There have been over 100 class action lawsuits filed since the start of the pandemic. As America tries to reopen its economy, there are sure to be several bumps and pleadings along the way.
For more information on COVID-19 class action lawsuits and litigation defense strategies, see Class Action Litigation Article.