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May 4, 2020

MSCI Signs Letter On Business Liability During COVID-19

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) has joined with the National Association of Manufacturers and several other trade associations to send a letter to members of Congress urging them to act to ensure that essential businesses operating to support the United States’ response to COVID-19 are not subject to frivolous lawsuits. T

hese trade associations represent millions of Americans working in essential industries who have been called upon to continue operating, but, because they have remained operational during times of legal uncertainty, risk becoming the targets of coronavirus-related lawsuits. The letter makes it clear that Congress must act to ensure that such misguided litigation does not derail the U.S. economic recovery. The letter was delivered to federal lawmakers on May 1. Click here to read it.

U.S. House and Senate Republican leaders have said they will insist that liability protection be part of the next COVID-19-related spending bill.