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General News    H3'ed 7/18/20

'Congress Must Reject This Dangerous Proposal': Draft of McConnell Corporate Immunity Plan Sparks Alarm

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'Be clear: this is an anti-civil rights proposal,' tweeted the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. 'Congress must put people over profits and reject it.'McConnell's proposal, 'would ensure that workers, consumers, and students have absolutely no recourse when corporations recklessly disregard their health. As the AP reported, the Republican plan 'offers a broad shield by requiring heightened pleading standards, stiffening burden-of-proof standards, & capping damages on awards. Employers would also be shielded from investigations by federal agencies.Additionally, McConnell and Cornyn's plan would empower companies to move coronavirus-related personal injury & medical liability cases to more business-friendly federal courts. 'Defendants are liable,' the draft states, 'only if they failed to make reasonable efforts to follow applicable public-health guidelines.''

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