COVID-19 Wrongful Death Suit Against Cruise Line Harbinger of Litigation to Come

On May 4, 2020, Christopher Weidner filed a wrongful death claim against Carnival Corporation and a subsidiary company, Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, alleging that the companies’ negligence caused his father, 74-year-old Carl Weidner, to contract COVID-19 while on a cruise. Lawsuits of this nature, challenging businesses’ notice of and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are already increasing, and will likely grow exponentially once courts resume normal operations across the country.

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Historic CARES Act Puts $2 Trillion Toward COVID-19 Response Efforts

Enacted on March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is the largest economic stimulus package in American history, providing $2 trillion in essential financial, medical and economic assistance to industries, businesses and individuals affected by this global health and financial crisis. Since the early stages, the Duane Morris COVID-19 Strategy Team has been closely monitoring developments and advising clients on the complex legal issues and far-reaching implications of the pandemic. Our attorneys have reviewed the key provisions of the CARES Act and have summarized the significant benefits, resources and opportunities that may be available to you.

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