Friday, June 19, 2020
As the U.S. reopens from COVID-19 quarantine, it is no surprise that businesses are asking both workers and customers to sign waivers. So far, at least 6 states--Utah, North Carolina, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Alabama--have created some type of COVID-19 immunity, either through legislation or executive order. This piece from The Paducah Sun discusses the debate over the waivers. One law firm is tracking cases; it found that through Monday there were 2,741 lawsuits filed in the U.S. over COVID-19. The vast majority were over government shutdown orders and which businesses were deemed essential. Only 7 cases were filed by consumers and 49 were filed by employees over exposure to the virus.