LB139 Could Protect Nebraska Businesses From COVID Lawsuits | Grand Island Local News

LB139 Could Protect Nebraska Businesses From COVID Lawsuits |  Grand Island Local News

– Bar prosecutions unless someone has been hospitalized or has died from the coronavirus.

– Prohibit prosecutions against entities that followed federal and state laws or public health ordinances and guidelines.

– Do not allow a lawsuit unless an entity has acted through gross negligence or willful misconduct rather than ordinary negligence.

– Raise the standard of proof, which makes it more difficult for people suing to prove that they have been injured due to gross negligence or willful misconduct.

Johnson said if anyone wanted to sue for damages due to COVID-19, they would have to prove gross negligence or willful misconduct with clear and compelling evidence.

“It’s a much higher standard than the current law,” she said.

Johnson said many liability insurance plans are not structured to …

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