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May 27, 2020

U.S. Chamber and ILR Call for Liability Protection for Businesses as Fear of Lawsuits Continue to Grow

Today, the U.S. Chamber and ILR joined over 200 trade associations and other groups calling for Congress to provide temporary and targeted liability relief for millions of businesses. As businesses start to reopen, employers operating in good faith simply want to know whether or not they will be protected against needless lawsuits if they take reasonable steps to follow public health guidelines.

“During times of past crises, Congress has passed liability protections on a bipartisan basis, and must do so again,” said Harold Kim, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.  “The U.S. Chamber and the Institute for Legal Reform are leading this coalition to urge lawmakers to protect businesses against the acute economic threat of lawsuits.”

 There is broad public support as well as strong support across the political spectrum for liability protections according to a recent ILR poll.

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