A bill giving Indiana businesses protections from COVID-19 lawsuits is headed to the governor’s desk according to a report in Fox 59.
The state Senate voted 39-7 to send the bill to Gov. Eric Holcomb (R), who has endorsed the proposal. House members voted last week to approve the bill, which is a top priority for Republican legislative leaders. The proposal would be retroactive to March 1, 2020— just before the first coronavirus infection was confirmed in Indiana— and only allow lawsuits against businesses when “gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct” can be proved with “clear and convincing evidence.”