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Most pandemic lawsuits targeted specific industries, such as nursing homes, cruise ships, universities and insurance firms. For 2021, lawyers expect to see more lawsuits against insurance firms over business interruption claims, and possibly employment class actions focused on the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo: Valery Evlakhov/Shutterstock.com) Most pandemic lawsuits targeted specific industries, such as nursing homes, cruise ships, universities and insurance firms. For 2021, lawyers expect to see more lawsuits against insurance firms over business interruption claims, and possibly employment class actions focused on the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo: Valery Evlakhov/Shutterstock.com)

Editor’s Note: Read part one of this series that focuses on COVID-19 business interruption litigation.

COVID-19 radically changed our daily lives and disrupted the court system. Courts at all levels closed their doors and postponed oral arguments and trials. When courts did re-open, measures taken to address the dangers of COVID-19 exacerbated the significant backlog of cases.

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