Sunday May 31, 2020

Somers warns state could face deluge of legal cases over Covid-19

The former NTMA head says he is ‘quite alarmed’ at the potential for legal actions over the large number of deaths in nursing homes during the crisis

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
3rd May, 2020
Michael Somers : “I would be amazed if a substantial number of cases don’t come in”

Michael Somers, the former chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency has warned that the state could face a surge of legal cases due to its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Somers, who also set up the State Claims Agency, told the Business Post that he was “quite alarmed” at the potential for people suing the state due to the level of deaths in nursing homes, and many other issues.

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