‘No Evidence’ of Virus Litigation Wave as Businesses Seek Shield

Monday, January 4, 2021

John Ho was quoted in Bloomberg Law discussing the volume of lawsuits filed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that allege workplace safety violations. The Republican proposal to protect businesses from COVID-related lawsuits that briefly deadlocked pandemic relief stimulus talks would effectively curb lawsuits alleging gross negligence or willful misconduct by granting a safe harbor to businesses that follow government safety mandates. The proposal wouldn’t give any businesses “absolute immunity,” said John. “Now that we’re nine or 10 months into this pandemic, everyone is aware of the new normal. I think attacking those businesses that’ve already suffered so much is not good for the country,” he said.

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