State senators in Missouri and Alabama have advanced bills that would shield businesses and health care providers from questionable lawsuits related to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report in Claims Journal.
Last week, Missouri senators gave their initial approval to a liability shield measure after hours of debate and negotiations. The bill would prevent lawsuits against businesses unless someone can prove they were exposed there and that the business was acting recklessly or committed willful misconduct.
In Alabama, a Senate committee approved legislation that would provide businesses and others protection from liability in dubious coronavirus-related lawsuits, provided the entities were taking precautions to limit the spread of the virus. The bill passed without debate on a 27-1 vote. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives.