American Supply Association Advocates for Pandemic-Related Liability Relief Legislation

ASA is part of a coalition asking Congress to act quickly to enact temporary COVID-19 liability protections.

The American Supply Association, whose distributor, manufacturer and manufacturers representative members conduct business throughout the plumbing, heating, cooling, pipe, and industrial pipe, valves and industry supply chain, last week announced it is part of a coalition urging Congress to quickly enact temporary and targeted liability relief legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.With more information available through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the coalition is asking Congress to act quickly to enact temporary liability protections for 1) businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that work to follow applicable public health guidelines against COVID-19 exposure claims; 2) Healthcare workers and facilities providing critical COVID-19-related care and services; 3) Manufacturers, donors, distributors, and users of vaccines, therapeutics, medical devices, as well as PPE and other supplies (such as hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies) that are critical to the COVID-19 response; and 4) Public companies targeted by unfair and opportunistic COVID-19-related securities lawsuits. In addition to being temporary, the coalition believes these liability protections should be limited in scope and preserve recourse for those harmed by truly bad actors who engage in egregious misconduct, according to a release.

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