Client Advisory Regarding COVID-19 US Litigation Issues

    View Author March 2020

    The globalization of business, combined with the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), commonly referred to as the “coronavirus,” renders multinational corporations highly susceptible to litigation in US courts.

    US companies that have been damaged by COVID-19 issues will likely seek redress through litigation, and foreign businesses operating in the US must be prepared to defend themselves against a broad range of potential complaints relating to their business operations. While there may be no way to completely immunize non-US companies from US litigation, they may be able to raise some jurisdictional defenses and keep their coronavirus-related disputes out of US courts.