Legislature passes bill to protect businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 12, 2020 4:18 PM CT | Published: August 12, 2020 3:47 PM CT

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tennessee lawmakers passed legislation Wednesday, Aug. 12, setting a "higher bar" for people to sue businesses, schools and healthcare facilities accused of making them sick through negligence.


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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.

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