Intentional Tort Suits – Coming Soon?
In my 9/10/20 post Don’t Get Complacent About COVID Lawsuit Immunity Laws, I spelled out some of the limits on those laws.
I also warned business owners to keep up with emerging information on harms associated with the use of certain Personal Protective Equipment.
Emerging Information on Mask Use.
The 9/10/20 post included a link to an article dated 7/14/20 titled Masks are Neither Effective Nor Safe – a Summary of the Science. https://www.technocracy.news/masks-are-neither-effective-nor-safe-a-summary-of-the-science/
Since that time, evidence continues to emerge about the personal harm from wearing masks.
Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 1: Friable mask particulate and lung vulnerability – Sept. 2020, by Borovoy, Huber, and Makeeta.
What Are Intentional Torts?
According to Nolo.com, “There are several common types of intentional torts. Fraud, misrepresentation, defamation, and false imprisonment are all usually considered intentional torts. So, too are assault and battery, and sometimes a wrongful death claim can arise from the commission of an intentional tort.
Fraud occurs when someone commits an intentional, deceptive act to either benefit personally or to damage another party.”
If businesses continue to require customers or employees to wear masks in spite of a known risk of harm, that might fall into the category of intentional tort.
Covid-19 Intentional Tort Class Actions are on the Horizon.
I’m sure most readers remember the fraud class action suits brought against VW when they were caught falsifying emissions test data.
Dr. Reiner Fuellmich is a top German lawyer known for corruption trials against Deutsche Bank and VW. He is a member of the German Corona Investigative Committee says those responsible for what he calls the Covid fraud scandal should be tried for crimes against humanity. Fuellmich is also licensed to practice in California.
His 49-minute video explains how the Covid lockdowns and mask mandates came to pass. It is well worth the time for anyone who wants insight into where these types of fraud cases could be heading. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr04gHbP5MQ&feature=emb_logo
As I stated in the 9/10/20 post, it is essential that someone on your team (internal or external) has responsibility for keeping up with the ever-changing COVID risk landscape.
Please note: the above post contains educational information. It is not intended as legal advice. Engage an attorney who is licensed in your state to get advice on dealing with any specific legal issue.
© 2020 Michael S. Oswald
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