Are businesses in danger of coronavirus lawsuits as they reopen?


Workers are back on the job at the the construction site of new towers near Government Center in downtown Boston on May 19, 2020. As the state economy cautiously begins to reopen, construction projects resume. (Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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Another round of coronavirus relief for Americans may hinge on extra legal protections for businesses.

Some business owners fear customers and employees may sue if they were to contract Covid-19 as retail shops, restaurants and bars gradually begin reopening in many states.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said a wave of lawsuits against business owners could lead to a “second pandemic.” He and other…


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