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Businesses, Lacking Legal Immunity, Fear COVID-19 Lawsuits

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Plans for a lawsuit against a Maine venue that hosted what became a “superspreader” wedding reception underscore the liability risks to small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic and an uphill push by Republicans in Congress to …

Consumer Groups Urge Lawmakers Against Shielding Businesses From Coronavirus-Related Lawsuits

U.S. consumer advocates are urging Congress to resist growing demands by companies for protections from coronavirus-related lawsuits as states start to ease pandemic restrictions and businesses begin to reopen. Led by Public Citizen and the Center for Justice and Democracy, …

Lindsey Graham Proposal Could Expose Apple, Facebook to Lawsuits

Senator Lindsey Graham, a top Trump ally, is targeting giant internet platforms with a child protection measure that could threaten tech companies’ use of encryption and a liability exemption they prize. The draft bill from Graham, the South Carolina Republican …