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Governor DeSantis Signs COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill

March 30, 2021

By: Drew Sorrell

On Monday, March 29, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 72. The new law greatly increases a plaintiff’s burden in both pleading and ultimately prevailing in a case seeking damages from a business with the central theory being the plaintiff’s contraction of COVID-19 at the business.

From a practical standpoint, unless a case is already pending, meeting the new law’s standards will be all-but impossible for a plaintiff.

For more details regarding the bill, please review our previous article, Florida Legislature Advancing COVID-19 Liability Shield Bills.

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