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Thursday, July 16, 2020

First COVID-19 Lawsuit Filed Is Dismissed

You may recall that back on March 19, I posted a link to Ron Miller reporting on the first COVID-19 lawsuit, arising out of the Grand Princess cruise ship.  The plaintiffs in that case sued the cruise line for emotional distress because of fear of exposure to COVID-19.  Yesterday, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit and warned of a "flood of trivial cases."  Tom Hals at Reuters has the story.

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