By Jacqueline Pitts, The Bottom Line
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is one of 21 attorneys general across the country calling on Congress to pass federal legislation that would protect businesses from frivolous lawsuits as they return to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A letter was sent by the group to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senators Lindsey Graham and Diane Feinstein, who both serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee calling for legislation that provides a stable, predictable legal environment as the pandemic could create a surge in civil litigation targeting businesses working to comply with new requirements. The coalition members said a common-sense framework is needed to provide liability protections for much-needed goods and services while still ensuring victims are able to seek legal redress and compensation where appropriate.
“Our economy will only recover if customers, employees and businesses alike have confidence to return to the marketplace,” said Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr.
The letter was signed by attorneys general from the following states: Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.