Nation’s Courts Feeling Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-05-31

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the nation’s court systems in ways that could reshape how cases are handled, and for the trucking industry, legal experts believe it could have a long-term effect on how juries view cases involving motor carriers.

“Never in our careers have we ever encountered something quite like this — a pandemic that has not just slightly changed business as usual, but has completely changed business as usual,” Mike Langford, a litigator for Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C., said during a recent webinar. Langford and other attorneys said not only is the virus delaying civil trials for months — or probably longer — but it likely will impact the operations of courts and the way attorneys litigate cases.

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Posted by: Pat Monks