The National Law Journal interviewed Partner Michael P. Canty on how plaintiffs firms are adapting as COVID-19 variants lead to slowdowns for civil proceedings.
As some U.S. courts are grappling with the omicron-driven spike in COVID-19 infections, as previously reported by The National Law Journal, plaintiffs firms are once again facing court delays, especially when it comes to jury trials.
While Labaton Sucharow New York-based Partner Michael P. Canty explained that most of the cases he settled during the pandemic were done remotely, he also points out that firms “have to be able to adapt and be innovative about moving cases along.”
That may also mean that firms are a bit more selective with which cases to pursue. “So you have to adapt and try to bring the right cases. One thing we’ve always prioritized at Labaton is that we look for real fraud on the market where we can get real value on behalf of our clients,” Canty said.
Read the full article here: "Omicron Spike Forces Plaintiffs Firms to Reassess Trial and Case Strategy"