This news has been received from: usnews.com

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators passed a bill Tuesday to shield hospitals, manufacturers and other businesses from lawsuits over alleged wrongdoing during the pandemic.

The GOP-led Senate voted 20-13 in favor of the bill, which now goes to the Republican-led state House.

Republican Gov. Mike Parson and business groups have been pushing lawmakers to pass legislation shielding businesses from lawsuits related to COVID-19.

Supporters argue businesses shouldn’t be punished for trying to help during the pandemic, but critics warn the measure would limit people’s access to the courts.

The pending bill would prevent lawsuits against businesses unless someone can prove they were exposed there and sickened by the coronavirus and that the business was acting recklessly or committed willful misconduct.

Hospitals also would be shielded from lawsuits unless doctors commit “recklessness or willful misconduct,” which is a legal standard that’s more difficult to prove in court than the current liability standard they face.

The bill also would shield churches and other religious organizations from any lawsuits over exposure to COVID-19 unless the person who got sick can prove the organization committed intentional misconduct.

People hurt by defective masks or other products couldn’t sue unless they prove the manufacturer acted with recklessness or committed willful misconduct that injured them.

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Tags: Missouri, Associated Press

News Source: usnews.com

Tags: news associated press associated press missouri associated press countries news during the pandemic associated press recklessness can prove lawsuits over

PoliticsCPAC Day Two Didn’t Feature Any Stars—Just One Big Idol

Next News:

Akenten lifts SE Missouri State over SIU-Edwardsville 69-63

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Chris Harris scored 16 points, Nana Akenten had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Southeast Missouri State beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 69-63 on Saturday.

DQ Nicholas added 11 points and six assists, and Darrious Agnew had 10 points for Southeast Missouri State (11-15, 9-11 Ohio Valley Conference).

Courtney Carter had 16 points and six rebounds for the Cougars (9-16, 7-12). Shamar Wright added 11 points and Lamar Wright had 10 points.

The Redhawks improve to 2-0 against the Cougars on the season. Southeast Missouri defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 64-62 on Jan. 28.

___

For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25

___

This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com

Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Other News

  • Clinton, Harris, Warren all silent on Cuomo after second woman brings sexual misconduct allegations
  • Missouri Officials Work to Help People Get COVID-19 Shots
  • Cuomo Backs Down on Plan to Pick Lawyer to Review Alleged Sexual Misconduct 
  • NY Governor Cuomo Backs Down on Plan to Pick Lawyer to Review His Alleged Sexual Misconduct 
  • New York Governor Cuomo Backs Down on Plan to Pick Lawyer to Review His Alleged Sexual Misconduct
  • New York Governor Cuomo Backs Down on Plan To Pick Lawyer To Review His Alleged Sexual Misconduct
  • Chiefs: Tyreek Hill hilariously puts teammate on blast for gross in-game act
  • Change Ad Consent Do not sell my data Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Prove the Persistence of Anti-Asian Bias
  • $3 gasoline could be around the corner — unless OPEC and Russia start pumping more oil
  • Supreme Court Could Put New Limits on Voting Rights Lawsuits
  • 2nd Former Staffer Alleges Sexual Misconduct by Gov. Andrew Cuomo
  • Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuits
  • How to Watch SEMO vs Eastern Illinois Football (2021)
  • Minnesota Cities Police Settlements Ranged from $50,000 to $24.3 Million from 2018-20
  • Cuomo Calls for Outside Review After Second Former Aide Alleges Sexual Misconduct
  • Givance carries Evansville over Missouri State 72-63
  • Wilds Matt Dumba Holds 1st Hockey Without Limit Camp
  • Chicago Speed Cameras To Start Issuing $35 Tickets To Drivers Going 6 MPH Over The Limit On Monday
  • Former SC Deputy Charged With Misconduct, Assault, Battery