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September 24, 2020

Health Law Daily

Florida RESET Task Force Finalizes Proposal For COVID-19 Liability Protection

  • September 24, 2020

WJXT-TV Jacksonville, FL (9/23) reports the RESET Task Force in Florida “finalized a proposal that would exempt ‘essential businesses’ from any COVID-19 related litigation and would change litigation rules for ‘non-essential businesses’ that could be sued.” The group is essentially “proposing that scores of businesses identified as ‘essential’ in executive orders issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis be given immunity from COVID-19 related suits,” including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In addition, “the task force also wants lawmakers to change evidentiary standards for COVID-19 claims by upping it from a current ‘greater weight of the evidence’ standard to ‘clear and convincing evidence.’”