Yesterday, Indianan Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill that would provide businesses, including nursing homes, protection from abusive coronavirus-related lawsuits into law, according to a report in the Indy Star. The act which goes into effect immediately, provides protections from COVID-19 related lawsuits for businesses that follow public health guidelines.
“The pandemic has affected Hoosier businesses, schools and others in ways no one could have foreseen just one year ago,” Holcomb said in a statement. “To aid in the state’s recovery, I made providing assurances that they will not have to live and work in fear of frivolous lawsuits a part of my Next Level Agenda.”