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May 25, 2020

MSCI Continues To Fight For COVID-19 Business Liability Protections

As Connecting the Dots reported last week, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) supports efforts to pass legislation providing liability protections for businesses operating during the coronavirus pandemic. MSCI has joined other trade associations in this effort.

Indeed, this week MSCI will join with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Wholesalers, and the S-Corp Association in sending a letter to every member of the U.S. Congress asking that they “quickly enact temporary and targeted liability relief legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.” The coalition notes that several governors and state legislatures already have implemented COVID-19-related liability protections for key sectors in their states, but argues a uniform national response is necessary.

MSCI will post the letter on its website when it is available.

The letter does not call for passage of any particular legislation, but simply asks that Congress act quickly. It concludes, “Now is the time for Congress to take strong action to stop a growing wave of lawsuits from getting in the way of what we all want and need: healthy citizens and a strong economy.”