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Coronavirus Liability Shields Move Ahead in Louisiana, Other States

June 5, 2020, 10:56 AM

Louisiana is the latest state to move ahead on shielding businesses from civil liability related to Covid-19. If Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) signs the liability bills headed for his desk, the state will join North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming in enacting immunity laws that protect a broad class of businesses from lawsuits if they follow local, state, or federal guidelines for limiting the spread of coronavirus.

States Ahead: A small but growing number of states are taking action on Covid-19 liability—a high priority for chambers of commerce and other business advocates—in the absence of federal action by Congress....

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