COVID-19 liability protections News

Nebraska Legislation Shielding Businesses from COVID Lawsuits Advances

A sweeping bill that would shield Nebraska businesses and local governments from coronavirus-related lawsuits won initial approval from state lawmakers on May 11, despite complaints that senators haven’t done enough for workers who were at risk. Lawmakers advanced the proposal, …

Insurance Bills Begin to Move in Texas Legislature

Numerous insurance-related bills have been filed during the current Texas legislative session and many of them have begun moving in the Texas House and Senate. Among those bills that have recently been acted on and are of interest to the …

Missouri House Passes New Bill Limiting COVID-19 Lawsuits

The Missouri House on April 29 advanced a bill to limit pandemic-related lawsuits, a top priority for Republican Gov. Mike Parson. The GOP-led House gave the proposal initial approval in a voice vote. It’s unclear if the bill will make …

Committee Votes Down Missouri Bill to Block COVID-19 Lawsuits

A Missouri bill to shield businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits has failed in committee, casting doubt on its chances of passing this year. A House committee voted the Senate bill down on April 26. The proposal was meant to protect hospitals, …

N.D. Governor Signs COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on April 23 signed legislation that creates liability protections to shield health care providers, businesses and others from frivolous claims related to exposure to COVID-19. House Bill 1175 protects health care providers, businesses and other …

COVID-19 Liability Bill for Florida Businesses, Healthcare Providers Signed by Gov

Florida businesses, governments and healthcare providers will be protected from coronavirus lawsuits if they made a good effort to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday. The legislation …

Florida Lawmakers Send COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill to Governor

Florida businesses, governments and healthcare providers will be protected from coronavirus lawsuits if they made a good effort to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 under a bill the House sent to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday. …

Kansas Lawmakers Look to Extend COVID-19 Liability Shield for Businesses

Kansas lawmakers moved on March 2 to extend protections for businesses from lawsuits over COVID-19. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would give businesses an extra year of protection, until March 31, 2022, from lawsuits from customers or …

Texas Governor Calls for COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses

In his State of the State address on Feb. 2, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott advocated liability protections for businesses faced with lawsuits related to the coronavirus pandemic. In his prepared remarks, Abbott said business owners “have gone above and beyond …

Tennessee Gov Calls Special Session to Address COVID-19 Liability

Gov. Bill Lee on Monday announced he’s calling lawmakers back to the Capitol to address legislation that would provide health care providers, schools and businesses broad protections against coronavirus lawsuits. Lee said the special legislative session will convene Aug. 10 …