NRMCA, PCA Advocate for COVID-19 Liability Protection
For the ready mixed concrete industry and virtually all industries, liability protections are needed for businesses to reopen so Americans can return to work. Last week, NRMCA, PCA and other members of the North America Concrete Alliance sent a letter to Congress urging that companies that have complied with federal and state safety practices should not face liability. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has asserted that any additional COVID-19 packages must include COVID-19 liability protection, the House-passed Heroes Act is silent on this issue. Based on NRMCA’s conversations with Hill offices, there are serious efforts underway in the Senate to construct a time-limited liability shield that would allow companies to operate without fear of frivolous lawsuits. However, any such provisions would be required to pass muster with the Democrat-led House and could be a deal-breaker for many Democrats.
NRMCA will continue to advocate for COVID-19 liability protections to shield companies that have complied with state and federal guidelines and industry best practices from expensive and unnecessary lawsuits.
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