Access to justice
NACA joined national consumer advocacy organizations in a letter to Congressional leaders asking them to reject any legislation that would use the COVID-19 crisis to override state laws and insulate unsafe businesses from liability.
NACA and 117 other groups sent a letter to congressional leaders opposing any legislation that would create immunity for businesses that operate in an unreasonably unsafe manner and expose workers and consumers to risk of COVID-19 infection.
The so-called “Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017” would undermine the enforcement of federal laws and impede the resolution of various consumer protection, anti-discrimination, environmental, and public health cases before our federal courts.
The House Committee on the Judiciary is scheduled to mark up several bills that collectively would make it more difficult for Americans to enforce their legal rights, and would place unreasonable burdens on the federal judiciary and federal enforcement officials. Organizations strongly oppose these bills as harmful and unnecessary.