Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Product Liability and Tort Law Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis

Program Number: 30146

Program Date: 05/27/2020


COVID-19 threatens not only our health, but established norms for the role of the legal system and potentially the standards for resolving disputes involving product liability and tort law. This program addresses coronavirus realities relevant to product liability, including key aspects of the virus and the resulting government health and safety orders that have affected business operations and potential liability concerns. We will discuss the most prominent litigation issues facing businesses, such as issues of proof, standards of care, implied warranties for products, premises liability for retailers, distribution and delivery issues, and the duty to warn. Additional topics will include compliance with government orders and government ordered immunities and preemption issues.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50 minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60 minute credit hour

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W. McKinney Brown, Esq.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

W. McKinney Brown is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department with experience in general liability, construction defect, labor law, and retail litigation. He previously served as Assistant Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department, where he defended the City and its agencies against suits alleging property damage, personal injury, and state and federal civil rights violations.


Carl J. Schaerf, Esq.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Carl Schaerf is a partner in the Litigation Services Department and serves as chair of Schnader’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group, which provides antitrust litigation and consulting services to a variety of manufacturing and retail clients. His career has been focused on product liability, general liability, antitrust, Constitutional law and commercial litigation, including real estate and leasing disputes and defense of allegations of professional malpractice. He has extensive litigation experience at both the trial and the appellate levels, including several prominent verdicts and published appellate decisions.