Potential Litigation By Governments Against Governments Over Conflicting Reopening Orders

Potential Litigation By Governments Against Governments Over Conflicting Reopening Orders

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A blog post by WilmerHale Partner Kelly Dunbar and Counsel Thomas Sprankling, published by the US Chamber Litigation Center

Excerpt: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a wide array of state and local shelter-in-place orders that will likely breed significant litigation between governments—particularly now that many states are contemplating different approaches and timetables for lifting the orders and as the federal government has announced a commitment to reopening the economy.  Indeed, the Attorney General has suggested that shelter-in-place orders raise civil liberties concerns that may prompt federal litigation against states that are slow to lift the orders. Read the full blog post.

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