Mitigating Product Liability Risk in the Era of COVID-19

Previously Recorded on May 27, 2020

The following topics will be covered in this webinar:

  • Outlining potential product liability risk involving COVID (defect claims involving marketing/advertising, warranties, and warnings)
  • Tips on how to mitigate the risks of potential product liability claims involving COVID and how to defend them.
  • Discussion regarding updates on PREP Act immunity and warranty disclaimers. 
  • Avoiding price gouging liability

Susan Brice | Partner Chicago | BCLP Law 

Susan Brice has over 25 years managing risk for clients. She regularly advises clients on and litigates regulatory issues, product liability claims, toxic tort lawsuits and environmental matters in federal, state and administrative tribunals. She focuses her practice on areas that have a scientific aspect and routinely works with experts in epidemiology, genomics, toxicology, engineering, chemical fate and transport and medicine. Ms. Brice is the co-lead of BCLP’s Toxic Tort Group as well as its Food and Beverage Team.

Zeke Katz | Partner Chicago | BCLP Law 

Zeke Katz’s is an attorney in BCLP’s Commercial Disputes group. He primarily focuses his practice on complex civil defense litigation involving a variety of subject matters. Mr. Katz takes great satisfaction in supporting his clients through challenging situations when they are most in need of sensible and confident legal guidance. He is experienced in leading clients through all stages of litigation, including pre-suit evaluations, all phases of written discovery and depositions, drafting dispositive motions, arguing motions in state and federal court, negotiating settlements, and preparing for trial.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Ms. Brice and Mr. Katz, along with the rest of our colleagues at BCLP, have performed a deep dive into how COVID-19 will impact all aspects of the legal landscape, including products liability, the PREP Act and both state and federal enforcement of price gouging laws.

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