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Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

Nelson Mullins is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and various federal, state, and local government authorities. The firm is taking appropriate precautionary actions and has implemented plans to ensure the continuation of all firm services to clients from both in office and remote work arrangements across our 25 offices. 

In addition, click the link below to access extensive resources to address a wide variety of topics resulting from the virus, in general and by industry,  including topics such as essential businesses, force majeure, business interruption insurance, CARES Act and FFCRA, and others. 

Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

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May 19, 2020

Limited Liability Legislation May Help Florida Reopen

By Michael J. Bittman

Law 360

In an article published in Law360, Orlando attorney Michael J. Bittman discusses the risks Florida businesses must consider before reopening and the potential liability for transmission of the virus to employees, customers, and other invitees. Additionally, the article describes Florida law on negligent transmission of communicable disease, such as STDs, that courts may apply to COVID-19 personal injury lawsuits.

"Florida courts have grappled with cases alleging negligent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases for decades," writes Bittman. "The case law involving STDs suggests that Florida courts may hold businesses liable for negligently infecting others with COVID-19. But where the responsible party in the STD context is the infected person — who has a duty to warn sexual partners of the risk of infection — the question in the COVID-19 context is whether a business has a duty to protect others from a person who is infected with the virus."