Major industry groups are urging congressional leaders to provide “limited and rational safe harbors” for businesses to protect them from coronavirus-related lawsuits.
In a letter sent Sunday to Congress, the associations — including the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Manufacturers — said companies that have remained operational during the economic and public health crisis are at risk of becoming the targets of lawsuits related to the pandemic that could impede their recovery.
“Companies doing their best to control the spread of this disease with the limited guidance available deserve legal protection,” the groups said in the letter. “Congress should not allow good actors to be held liable for events beyond their control.”
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