Gov. Abbott Addresses COVID-19 Related Lawsuits in 2021 State of the State
“But there’s far more to do to help business owners and their employees. They have gone above and beyond throughout the pandemic to open and to operate safely.
And yet, those same businesses now face the crosshairs of lawsuits. Texas businesses that have operated in good faith shouldn’t have their livelihoods destroyed by frivolous lawsuits.
I am asking the Legislature to quickly get a bill to my desk that provides civil liability protections for individuals, businesses, and healthcare providers that operated safely during the pandemic.
This will be an emergency item this session.”
—Governor Greg Abbott, 2021 State of the State