Governor Vetoes Bill to Limit Coronavirus Lawsuits

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed legislation, HB 1737, that would have provided limited liability protections to Pennsylvania businesses, arguing the bill “invites the potential for carelessness and a disregard for public safety.” The legislation, which was passed by the General Assembly earlier this month largely along party lines, would have shielded businesses–as well as schools, child care providers and personal protective equipment manufacturers and individuals using PPE–from civil lawsuits related to COVID-19 exposure.