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Democrats Push Bill Aimed at Family That Owns Purdue Pharma

A congressional committee heard grievances Tuesday against the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma as it considered longshot legislation that would keep them from using a corporate bankruptcy as a shield for personal liability. Rep. Carolyn Maloney called two state …

Florida Sends COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill to Governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida businesses, governments and healthcare providers will be protected from coronavirus lawsuits if they made a good effort to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 under a bill the House sent to Republican Gov. …

Kentucky Senate Backs COVID Liability Shield for Businesses

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation that would provide broad protections to shield Kentucky businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits won approval from the state Senate after a long debate Monday evening. Senate President Robert Stivers described the measure as a necessary step …