Tallahassee, Fla. – March 29, 2021 – GrayRobinson President and CEO Dean Cannon, who is also the chair of the firm’s government affairs practice, was quoted in Law360’s "Fla. Gov. Signs Sweeping COVID-19 Liability Protection Law." The article discusses how on Monday, March 29, Florida became the most populous state to date to enact legislation shielding businesses and health care providers from COVID-19 injury and death lawsuits. Despite controversy over certain provisions, the law has drawn mostly praise from Florida’s legal community as it was needed to support a post-pandemic economic recovery, the article states.
Cannon elucidates to the publication that the legislation, which became effective immediately upon the governor's signature, represents decisive action that will help on a number of fronts. "Florida's businesses and health care providers will immediately have the confidence to continue to operate without the fear of being slapped with a COVID-related lawsuit that doesn't provide clear and convincing evidence," he said. "At the same time, our court system will benefit from these reforms, as it will keep those who may be acting in bad faith at bay."