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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Beware the COVID Lawsuits


The COVID pandemic is a dream come true for trial lawyers. Although many Americans have already suffered severe economic harm, the plaintiffs’ lawyers see near-guaranteed rewards arriving soon from high numbers of deaths, changing protocols developed in a climate of medical uncertainty and bought politicians committed to preserving their right to file baseless suits.

Healthcare workers have done their best to stem this pandemic under stressful conditions. But in a profession usually guided by meticulously researched, double-blind studies, doctors have been forced into unknown territory.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Republicans Fight for a Fair Election


The Democrats have a lot of nerve. While they are busy announcing that Trump will not leave the White House if he loses the election (just another way he’s baited them), the Democrats are going all out to make sure that nothing gets in the way of a Democrat victory. But the Republicans are not sitting by quietly while the Democrats run all over them: they are fighting aggressively to make sure that the election is a fair one.

What are the Democrats doing to ensure a fair election?

James R. Copland joins Brian Anderson to discuss how America’s uniquely cumbersome regulatory system impeded the national response to the Covid-19 crisis and how costly litigation could damage the economy even further.

The FDA and CDC’s administrative failings in the early days of the crisis proved costly. The federal process for reviewing and approving drugs and medical devices, writes Copland, still leaves much to be desired. And a wave of coronavirus-related lawsuits poses a serious threat to future business viability.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. How to Survive a Lawsuit, Part III: Are You Ready to RUUUMMMBBBLLLE???!!!


ambulance-chasersParts I and II of this series dealt with the dos and don’ts in the event you are sued. Now, however, and due to popular demand (10 cents was desperate), some thoughts on how to avoid a lawsuit. I’ll begin by saying that the first trick to avoiding a lawsuit is to be a lucky, lucky son of a gun. If you’ve made it this far in life without getting sucked into the dark spaces of the litigation system, you are thrice blessed because you’ve probably done at least three things in your life that, were the planets otherwise aligned, would have landed you in court. If, for example, you’ve ever driven drunk, only a special sort of grace prevented the police from spotting you, and only your guardian angel guarded you against running into someone. Believe me. If you keep it up you might as well paint a bullseye on your car bumper. And you’ll deserve it.

As for business owners, if you’ve been around for more than 10 years and never found yourself on the business end of a civil complaint, you are living under the blessing. This is doubly true if you have employees, and triply true if your business involves contracts (as most do). Whatever you’re doing, keep it up.