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May 28, 2020

ACEC and Business Coalition Call for Temporary COVID-19 Liability Protection

ACEC and a coalition of more than 200 business organizations are urging Congress to enact temporary and targeted liability relief legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter to all Members of Congress, the coalition stated that "workers and businesses [who] keep our communities safe and provide for the American people...are concerned that, despite doing their best to follow applicable guidelines, they will be forced to defend against an onslaught of frivolous lawsuits."

The coalition asked that Congress "quickly enact temporary liability protections for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions that work to follow applicable public health guidelines against COVID-19 exposure claims," as well as for health care organizations, manufacturers of PPE and other critical supplies, and public companies facing COVID-19-related securities lawsuits.

These liability protections, however, "should be limited in scope and preserve recourse for those harmed by truly bad actors who engage in egregious misconduct."

Click here to read the letter. 


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