In a recent editorial, the Wheeling Intelligencer praises Ohio’s law that protects businesses against COVID lawsuits. The editorial also calls for Congress to enact similar protections across the country.
“It would be nice to be able to believe no one would file a frivolous lawsuit in an attempt to cash in on the pandemic. That would be unrealistic. Reportedly, thousands of lawsuits related to COVID-19 have been filed already in the United States,” the editorial in the Wheeling Intelligencer says. “Protecting store owners who do their best to safeguard employees and customers, ambulance crews who must deal with COVID-19 patients the best they know how, educators who want only the best for children and others who may be targeted by such lawsuits is the right thing to do.”
“Good for Ohio lawmakers and Gov. DeWine. Now, they and leaders from the other 49 states should pressure Congress to provide similar protection nationally — because Ohio laws do not govern what happens in federal courtrooms.”