Virus-related lawsuits would be a can of worms for Kansas

Students should not be allowed to sue universities for moving to online formats. Businesses should not be allowed to sue for income lost during the mandatory shutdowns. Let’s all get vaccinated, and look to the future.

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Opinion

March 31, 2021 - 9:08 AM

On Monday, Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law shielding the state from COVID-19 related lawsuits.

Kansas should follow suit.

This global pandemic has upended business as usual because of its scope and depth. It’s a force majeure, that is, an unforeseeable circumstance such as hurricanes, tornadoes or other “acts of God,” for which we must make exception.

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