Liability Uncertainty Remains for Businesses Even After COVID-19 Civil Immunity Laws Are Enacted

Source: Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP , League Business Leaders Network Member

Andrea Cox
David S. Waxman
Lauren F. Schoeberl

Nearly a dozen states have passed laws and even more have considered legislation purporting to grant immunity to businesses against lawsuits arising out of the spread of COVID-19.[1] Businesses may be tempted to view these civil immunity laws as providing protection and certainty in these difficult times. However, on closer review, the limited benefits of these laws require that caution and vigilance must remain a top priority.