Wash. Federal Judge Stays Dentist’s COVID-19 Coverage Action Pending JPML Consolidation Ruling
July 9, 2020
SEATTLE — A Washington federal judge has stayed a proposed class action in which a dental office is demanding coverage for COVID-19-related business interruption losses pending the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s decision to consolidate and transfer such actions.
In a July 7 order, Judge John C. Coughenour of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington explained that the stay will only cause a short delay because the JPML is due to make a ruling regarding transfer and consolidation by mid-August.
Mark Germack DDS filed the action on behalf of a proposed national and state class …