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Fast tracking to protect businesses from COVID lawsuits? FL Legislature hasn’t convened yet and vote in full House is near

BY: - February 16, 2021

The House version of legislation to protect businesses from COVID lawsuits is preparing for its final committee vote Tuesday afternoon before heading to the full House. That’s fast — the Florida Legislature doesn’t even convene until March 2. It’s a testament to GOP leaders who want this legislation to happen for a swath of businesses. […]

FL Legislature 2021: Working families caught between economic crisis and pandemic

BY: - February 10, 2021

The least-fortunate of Florida’s working families are in trouble, in ways that Florida lawmakers have never faced before. Few could have imagined the coronavirus pandemic would persist for over a year, with hundreds of thousands of Floridians still, or again, unemployed and struggling. Hundreds of thousands are at risk of being disconnected from utilities and/or […]

COVID liability shield: Chamber of Commerce claims public support, trial lawyers say it protects bad actors

BY: - January 29, 2021

The Florida Chamber of Commerce says voters it surveyed overwhelmingly support legislation that would prevent workers and customers from suing a business owner if they get infected with COVID-19 in that workplace, basing that claim on its own poll of 619 likely voters. Long an adversary of trial lawyers and labor unions, the chamber argues […]