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Bill Provides Campground Owners Immunity From Acts of Nature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A bill that provides immunity for campground owners whose guests encounter the inherent risks of outdoor camping is headed for the governor’s desk. Both chambers of the South Dakota Legislature have approved the bill that cuts …

Should a Sex Trafficking Defense Apply in a Homicide Case?

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — On a June night in 2018, 17-year-old Chrystul Kizer put a .38-caliber pistol in her book bag and took an Uber from Milwaukee to Kenosha. She walked into Randall Volar’s home. She had met Volar on …

No Immunity for Drunken Patron’s Fall Down Stairs, Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules

Under Wisconsin law, a property owner owes no duty of care to a trespasser. If someone enters a home or business without permission and then hurts himself by, say, falling down a flight of stairs, the owner is immune from …

Judge Lets Civil Suit in Diplomatic Immunity Case Move Ahead

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia is letting a British family move forward with its lawsuit in the U.S. against an American woman who invoked diplomatic immunity when she was accused of fatally injuring a teenager …

U.S. Justice Department Proposes Changes to Internet Platforms’ Immunity

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met with nine Republican state attorneys general on Wednesday to discuss the fate of a legal immunity for internet companies after the Justice Department unveiled a legislative proposal aimed at reforming the same law. Trump …

COVID-19 Immunity Proposal Flounders in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Just a few weeks ago, Tennessee looked like a sure bet to become the latest state to protect businesses and other organizations from lawsuits by people impacted by the coronavirus in the push to reopen the economy. …

Four States Pass Laws Giving Businesses Immunity from COVID-19 Claims

Four states have passed laws that grant businesses immunity from civil liability for claims relating to COVID-19, while legislation in at least three other states is advancing. The bills signed into law by the governors of North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah …

U.S. Employers Wary of Coronavirus ‘Immunity’ Tests as They Move to Reopen

NEW YORK — U.S. employers have cooled to the idea of testing workers for possible immunity to the coronavirus as they prepare to reopen factories and other workplaces. Blood tests that check for antibodies to the new coronavirus have been …

Republicans Push For Coronavirus Lawsuit Immunity For Business

The top Republicans in the U.S. Congress displayed a united front on Friday in their drive to include coronavirus-related liability protections for businesses, saying such measures will be crucial to talks about future relief legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …

As Thousands Join, Few Rules for California Health Corps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As tens of thousands of retired health care workers and medical and nursing students sign up for the newly established California Health Corps, almost nothing is known about how it will operate, how much it will cost …