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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, …

Wisconsin Court Rules Castle Doctrine Doesn’t Apply Outside Home

A man who shot at two intruders as they fled after beating him in his apartment can’t invoke Wisconsin’s castle doctrine law to protect him from liability, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that clarified how far …

Indiana City to Protect Itself From Festival Suits

A north-central Indiana city with a rich history tied to circuses wants to protect itself from being liable for any accidents that might occur during its annual circus-themed festival. Peru Clerk-Treasurer Jackie Gray tells The Peru Tribune two people filed …

Legislation to Protect Agritourism Professionals From Liability Approved

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Tuesday that would provide liability protection for Oklahoma‚Äôs agritourism professionals. Under Senate Bill 931, by Sen. Ron Justice and Rep. Scott Biggs, agritourism professionals would not be liable for any participant injuries or deaths …

New Rule May Help Clean Up Polluting Old Mines

A new federal policy should protect “good Samaritan” groups from liability if they try to stanch dangerous chemicals leaking from abandoned mining sites in the Colorado mountains and beyond, environmental officials say. The Denver Post reported Sunday that the Environmental …

Texas Bill Would Grant Liability Protection for Emergency Volunteers

A Texas state representative has filed a bill that would allow fire departments to accept volunteer assistance during an emergency and would protect shield those volunteers from liability. State Representative Cecil Bell, Jr. (Magnolia) filed, House Bill 487, would increase …