As the pandemic rages on, retailers that are operating face the threat of negligence claims by customers and vendors alleging a failure by the retailers to protect them from the spread of the virus. Although congress has resisted liability shield legislation at the Federal level, a handful of states have enacted a variety of different liability shield laws aimed at protecting businesses against COVID-19 related claims. Rebecca Woods, a Seyfarth Litigation partner, returns this episode for a discussion on:
- The purpose of liability shield laws
- Limitations to, and compliance requirements for, liability shields
- The importance of CDC guidelines and established safety policies
- Potential COVID-19 liability claims and what we can learn from ADA compliance claims
Stay tuned for Season 2: Real Estate Financing in the Pandemic.
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