Senate stimulus negotiators try to reach deal on whether companies can be sued over virus outbreaks

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

David Barron was quoted in the Washington Post discussing one of the issues facing the bipartisan stimulus negotiations is the insistence by Senate Republicans that businesses and other entities have sweeping immunity from coronavirus-related lawsuits. “It’s going to be some extraordinary level of fault on behalf of the employer, and that’s going to be tough to prove,” said David. He said that employment lawyers had been batting around a few theories about why the wave of cases hadn’t materialized, including that it could still be forthcoming in the future.

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