This Los Angeles Times article takes a detailed look at personal stories from employees and customers from across the globe that have contracted COVID-19 and the corresponding fear businesses have of being blamed. The article states that Congress and statehouses are mounting fierce campaigns to protect businesses from lawsuits over infections, hospitalizations and deaths related to the pandemic. The article also mentions that in at least 20 states, legislation has been passed making hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare providers immune from most coronavirus-related lawsuits. However, the article also explains that as of August 2020, there has not been a tidal wave of COVID-related litigation and may never be, given the hurdle of proving where exactly anyone was infected as well as the likelihood that juries may be forgiving if employers argue they have tried to comply with shifting government guidelines.

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