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Covid-19 Liability Shield Bills Head to Michigan Governor’s Desk

Oct. 14, 2020, 5:15 PM

Michigan businesses could be granted immunity from Covid-19 related lawsuits brought by workers and customers under a series of bills headed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk.

In a flurry of votes held late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, the Michigan Senate and House approved five bills granting employers, individuals, and health care providers immunity from complaints alleging a defendant negligently infected a customer or worker with Covid-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The measures also regulate how Covid-19 is handled by employers.

  • House Bill 6030 would narrow the ways plaintiffs could bring suits, and would tie liability to ...