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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 …

U.S. Lawmakers to Introduce Bill that Threatens Encryption on Tech Platforms

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 — U.S. legislation will be introduced in the coming weeks that could hurt technology companies’ ability to offer end-to-end encryption, two sources with knowledge of the matter said, and it aims to curb the distribution of child …

Barr Takes Aim at Legal Shield Enjoyed by Google, Facebook

Attorney General William Barr is taking aim at a legal shield enjoyed by companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. as the provision comes under increasing fire from both liberals and conservatives. Barr has accused social media companies …

Claim Survives Because of W.V. Statute that Limits Exclusions for Borrowed Vehicles

Workers’ compensation immunity doesn’t shield an insurer from liability for injuries caused by someone who was borrowing the employer’s truck, and neither do exclusions in the policy, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The appellate court found that workers’ …

Measles Outbreak Triggers Quarantine at 2 Los Angeles Universities

LOS ANGELES — A nationwide measles outbreak has led health officials to quarantine dozens of people at two Los Angeles universities, officials said on Thursday. The quarantine affects the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University, Los …

Georgia Judge Says Snapchat Immune From Distracted Driver Claim

A judge has dismissed claims against Snapchat that blamed the social media company’s “speed filter” for a highway crash. The judge said the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity. Snapchat attorney Mark Trigg told The Associated …