According to a recent report in Law.com, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped lawyers from filing tort lawsuits. The report found that tort lawsuits filed in federal courts are increasing, with most of the cases stemming from the pandemic.
Lex Machina’s first “Torts Litigation Report,” released last week, looks at filings from 2010 through Sept. 30, 2020. After a dip in late 2019 and early 2020, tort filings rose again in the third quarter of 2020.
The report also looked at cases specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anne Wise Kann, a legal data expert at Lex Machina, said she expected more to come “rolling in” during 2021.