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July 30, 2020

One law firm puts the number 3,727 and counting.  That’s a likely incomplete count of how many COVID-related lawsuits have been generated in the U.S. since late February.

An unwarranted lawsuit is the last thing any North Carolina business needs in the midst of managing to sustain itself during the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic downturn.

The good news is that, with the urging of the NC Chamber, the General Assembly has enacted multiple pieces of legislation that address COVID-related liability claims here.

To better understand the particulars of these protections, and to ensure you fully avail yourselves of them, the Chamber is hosting an interactive webinar on Thursday, July 30th at 11:00 AM with several experts who can describe and explain the legislation, it’s breadth, and its limitations.

This webinar is open to both members and non-members, but advance registration is required.


  • Phyllis Pickett, Principal Staff Attorney at the NC General Assembly and a certified mediator
  • David Sousa, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Curi
  • Christopher Smith, Partner and Business Litigation Team Co-Chair at Smith Anderson
  • Moderated by:  Ray Starling, President of the NC Chamber Legal Institute