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August 10, 2020

Tell Congress To Pass Business Liability Protections

As Congress works to negotiate the next COIVD-19 legislative relief package, one of the most important remaining debates is over lawsuit protections.

As Connecting the Dots reported last week, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) recently joined a broad coalition of more than 500 organizations to ask members of Congress to pass limited liability relief for employers in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

That letter, sent on July 30 to every member of Congress, said, “COVID-19-related lawsuits and their consequent exorbitant legal costs could deter entities from reopening and could ultimately cripple businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations both large and small. Furthermore, absent the proposed liability protections, many frontline healthcare workers and facilities, as well as manufacturers of critical personal protective equipment, would be punished for their efforts in the form of costly lawsuits.”

Members of Congress still have not reached an agreement on this issue, which is why MSCI members should use this link from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to send a letter to their senators and members of Congress asking them to pass federal liability protections.