The Chinese Government’s Response to Missouri’s Lawsuit

According to an article in Reuters, the Chinese government has dismissed the accusation that they were to blame for the spread and economic destruction associated with COVID-19. A spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry described the lawsuit as absurd, and stated that the claim lacked factual and legal bases.

Legal experts do not expect the Missouri lawsuit against China to be successful. The doctrine of sovereign immunity protects foreign governments from lawsuits filed against them in American civil courts. The United States does not have civil jurisdiction over China in its own courts, and for this lawsuit to result in a settlement, Missouri will need to file their claim with an international body.

Do You Have a COVID-19 Lawsuit?

While it is unclear whether Missouri’s lawsuit against the Chinese government will result in a settlement, the claim may represent a larger trend of civil action in response to COVID-19. From worker’s compensation to cruise ship liability and nursing home negligence, we may see a rise in coronavirus-related lawsuits as the pandemic progresses and comes to an end.

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