AAJ Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Corporate Immunity
Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen following today’s hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee on immunity:
“What was made clear in the hearing today is that corporate immunity is not going to help businesses reopen and keep workers safe on the job. All of the witnesses at today’s hearing, including representatives of workers and the business community, agreed that clear, enforceable and science-based public health rules are what’s needed to safely reopen the economy. Unfortunately the Administration has failed to issue any such guidelines.”
“Corporate immunity is an obstacle to economic recovery because some businesses will act irresponsibly if they know they can’t be held accountable. That means more workers get sick, and consumers don’t head back to stores and restaurants because they won’t feel safe.”
The American Association for Justice works to preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury and to make sure people have a fair chance to receive justice through the legal system when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others—even when it means taking on the most powerful corporations. Visit http://www.justice.org.