Liability Considerations for Businesses in the COVID-19 Era


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

It has been nearly seven months since the United States declared COVID-19 a public health emergency, and it remains unclear when we’ll return to any real normalcy. Community efforts to phase out of quarantine have repeatedly resulted in setbacks, leaving businesses feeling vulnerable and unsettled with the knowledge that, no matter what safeguards they take, they may inevitably face COVID-related lawsuits before it is all said and done. This webinar addresses various immunities and other defenses that may be available to businesses facing litigation as a result of the pandemic.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Tort immunity under the PREP Act Declaration
• Federal and State Legislative Efforts
• Government Directives
• Causation
• Foreseeability and Notice
• Non-negligence claims

Date / Time: September 23, 2020

•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
•   10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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Closed-captioning available upon request

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Original Broadcast Date: September 23, 2020

Mitchell K. Morris | Butler Snow Litigation

Mitch is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Environmental and Commercial Litigation groups. He regularly represents clients in high-exposure traumatic injury, wrongful death, intentional tort, environmental, pharmaceutical, and complex commercial matters, and has served as national punitive damages counsel to a Fortune 250 transportation company. Mitch also devotes a significant part of his practice to combatting fraud and abuse in mass and class actions. Mitch represents clients nationally and has appeared in state or federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, New York, and California. Mitch completed his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia and earned his Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee University School of Law. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America® and The Legal 500 U.S. Mitch is a member of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals, the Defense Research Institute, the Richmond Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar.
Kathleen Ingram Carrington | Butler Snow Litigation

Kat specializes in personal injury and product liability litigation related to recalled products and allegations of product defect. She represents clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturers of recreational vehicles, industrial machinery, and automobiles. She has experience serving as lead trial counsel and as a key member of the trial team in several significant trials. She also maintains an active appellate practice in both state and federal courts across the United States after having served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi and received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. Active in a number of professional organizations, Kat served as the Marketing Chair for DRI’s Product Liability Conference – Scaffolds, Cranes and Aerial Devices (SCAD) Group and serves as the Vice President of the SCAD Group for the 2020 Conference. She represented Butler Snow as the firm’s 2019-2020 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD.) In 2019, Kat also represented the firm as a student at the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (IADC) annual Trial Academy at Stanford University. She has been recognized by her work in personal injury litigation and product liability litigation by Best Lawyers in America®.

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