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AG Cameron joins coalition advocating for urging Congress to consider Safe to Work Act

In News, State by OC Monitor Staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Attorney General Daniel Cameron today joined 22 state attorneys general in co-signing a letter, authored by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, to Congressional leadership urging the adoption of liability protections contained in the Safe to Work Act.

The Safe to Work Act ensures liability protection for much-needed goods and services while still ensuring victims have legal options, when appropriate. In the wake of the pandemic, the extension of appropriate civil liability protections is needed at both the state and federal levels for businesses, manufacturers of personal protective equipment, first responders, healthcare workers, healthcare facilities, members of law enforcement, and other individuals and entities.

“Stabilizing the legal environment in Kentucky is necessary to help get our economy back on track in the midst of the pandemic,” said Attorney General Cameron.  “We must make sure that our Kentucky businesses can reopen and rehire employees without the threat of frivolous lawsuits. I am proud to join my colleagues in signing this letter urging Congress to pass the Safe to Work Act.”

This is the latest action by Attorney General Cameron and his colleagues to help mitigate the threat of frivolous COVID-related litigation. Earlier this year, Attorney General Cameron joined a coalition of attorneys general to ask Congress to extend liability protections to help stabilize the legal environment during the pandemic.

The coalition writes in the letter that “as the economies in our states have started reopening, and as we continue to work to protect public health, safety, and the economic security of our residents, the need for a stable, predictable legal environment has never been greater. In order to avoid even greater damage to our economy and people’s livelihoods, it is important that we are able to continue the operation of our free enterprise system, safely and appropriately, and to protect schools, colleges, and nonprofit organizations.”

Attorney General Cameron joins attorneys general from the following states in signing the letter: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia.

View a copy of the letter here.