Roll Call Quotes Lisa Gilbert on COVID-19 Business Liability

By Emily Kopp

“Lisa Gilbert, a lobbyist for consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, said corporations could apply a pandemic liability limit to cases that have nothing to do with getting sick. For example, after the EPA eased environmental law enforcement during the pandemic, a company that pollutes might try to quash suits through new liability protections​​​​, or a company might defend itself from privacy violations that way.”

“‘COVID-19 is impacting every facet of American life right now. You could have a situation where customers and workers don’t have legal recourse…because anything could perhaps be blamed on the fact we’re in the midst of a pandemic,’ she said.”

 

 

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