Businesses May Be in Danger of Coronavirus Lawsuits as They Reopen

Another round of coronavirus relief for Americans may hinge on extra legal protections for businesses.

Some business owners fear customers and employees may sue if they were to contract Covid-19 as retail shops, restaurants and bars gradually begin reopening in many states.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said a wave of lawsuits against business owners could lead to a “second pandemic.” He and other Republicans are pushing for extra liability protections, absent which there will be a slower economic recovery, they say.

But the anxiety may be somewhat misplaced, according to opponents of such a new rule, which they believe may promote lax workplace safety standards and lead more workers to stay home.


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