Wednesday, 27 January 2021 18:12

States Revive Push for Virus Liability Protections for Employers

Written by Chris Marr, Bloomberg Law


...broad liability restrictions that protect many or all businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits.


A number of other states adopted narrower restrictions to protect specific industries, such as health care providers or makers of personal protective equipment, while a few governors issued orders to establish liability protections.


A handful of those states could take further action this year. In Georgia, for example, a coronavirus liability shield law is due to expire in July, and House Speaker David Ralston (R) has voiced an interest in extending it.


In Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) has called on state lawmakers to extend and reaffirm his declaration of a state of emergency, which would allow his order imposing liability restrictions to remain in effect.


With reporting assistance from Jennifer Kay in Miami.


We thank Bloomberg Law for reprint permission.


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