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The Risks Lurking In The Gap Between Workers’ Comp And Virus Liability Shield Laws

 Wednesday, March 17, 2021

 Risk & Insurance

Ever since COVID-19 made the jump from a fast-spreading virus to a full-blown pandemic, businesses and their insurers have been bracing for liability litigation.

Businesses have sued their insurers for business interruption coverage. Consumers have sued businesses alleging virus exposure.

Families of employees have sued companies over wrongful death, alleging that workers contracted the virus while on the job and subsequently died.

In the midst of all this litigation, businesses are turning to the government to offer some protection from the deluge of lawsuits.

A recent article from Bloomberg Law reports that multiple states are considering adopting COVID liability shield laws to protect businesses from civil liability suits.
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