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Disability Expert: Claims Expected to Rise Due to Covid-19

Steven Babitsky, Esq. I recently interviewed a long-term disability insider on the likely impact of Covid-19 on future claims. Here are the conclusions that the expert expressed: Long-term disability claims (claims) will increase significantly due to Covid-19. People who are at high-risk due to underlying conditions including chronic lung conditions, heart problems, cancer, diabetes, etc…. read more

COVID-19 Remote Deposition Flexibility

Courts across the country are rapidly adopting new rules to facilitate the taking of depositions remotely. The United States District Court SD in New York extended deposition deadlines by 30 days and stated: ORDERED, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(3) and (b)(4), that all depositions in this action may be taken via telephone, videoconference,… read more

New COVID-19 Deposition Protocols for Physicians in Illinois

The United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division imposed a new order for the taking of depositions of physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The case is a slip and fall case against Walmart. The court moved to protect medical providers in a sweeping order due to the fact that physicians are very busy… all… read more

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