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Utah Governor Signs Bill Protecting Businesses From Liability Over Coronavirus Cases

  • May 06, 2020

The Hill (5/5, Johnson) reports Gov. Gary Herbert (R) “signed legislation Monday that gives Utah businesses protection from litigation stemming from an individual contracting coronavirus on their property, as the state begins to allow some of its businesses to reopen amid the global pandemic.” Under the law, “business owners are ‘immune from civil liability for damages or an injury resulting from exposure of an individual to COVID-19,’ that happens at their premises.” The legislation “does not protect businesses, however, if they display ‘willful misconduct; reckless infliction of harm; or intentional infliction of harm.’”