Bloomberg Law
April 20, 2021, 5:38 PM

States Prolong Covid-19 Liability Shields as Pandemic Persists

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Limitations on Covid-19 liability lawsuits are getting an extended lifespan in several states, as the pandemic drags on and business groups continue to warn of a possible wave of litigation.

The extensions come as many states more fully reopen businesses and schools and vaccination rates increase, even as signs of a resurgence in coronavirus cases and new variants emerge across the country. While some of those measures prolong what was seen as provisional legislation for a year or more, other bills extend those protections indefinitely.

“We don’t know when, or really if, Covid is going to end,” said Ashley P. ...

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