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Ohio Senator Introduces Bill To Limit Litigation During Pandemic

 Tuesday, May 19, 2020

 Hometown Stations

An Ohio legislator has introduced a bill to limit lawsuits that may arise during the coronavirus pandemic.

State Senator Matt Huffman introduced "Senate Bill 308". He describes it as an "enhancement on immunity provisions" in Ohio’s law.

Huffman says Ohio has immunity provisions from lawsuits when it comes to health-care providers during a disaster.

His bill looks to expand that to other businesses such as restaurants, dentists, and more. He says the question he is working on, is if this will only be limited to coronavirus-related lawsuits or extend further.

"I think that litigation, frankly, has become less about the rights of people and more about whether it’s someone with deep pockets who can afford to pay," said Huffman.