CORONAVIRUS: Lawsuits Against Local Restaurants, Businesses Next Big Thing

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BOCA RATON, FL ( — We are unaware yet of lawsuits filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court against businesses and restaurants accused of making bad choices in the days before COVID-19, but they’re coming.

Following a comment by Trump Administration Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow that the administration may consider ways to exempt companies from COVID-19 related suits, we are hearing that suits may be considered quickly against area businesses that allegedly didn’t take appropriate precautions once COVID-19 was legitimately on the horizon.

Any business reopening — once the green light is given — also faces scrutiny and potential litigation if social distancing rules aren’t followed.

On the watch list: restaurants, stores, and notably homeowner associations and country clubs that may not follow rules — or cut corners — leading to a a continued spread of Coronavirus.

Litigation often takes years, but lawyers are at the very least sending a message to businesses and restaurants that CDC, state and local rules must be followed — if they’re not, owners will face lawsuits.

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