On February 18, 2021, Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law a bill amending the Indiana Code to provide civil tort immunity for certain claims related to COVID-19. Under this new law, any person, governmental entity, corporation, partnership, or other entity is immune from civil tort liability arising from COVID-19 on the entity’s premises, on any premises on which the entity provided services, or during an activity the entity managed. This new law also provides that a manufacturer or supplier is immune from civil tort liability for harm that results from the design, manufacture, labeling, sale, distribution, or donation of a COVID-19 protective product. The immunities do not extend to an entity whose actions or omissions constitute gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct. The law, and the immunities granted thereby, will expire on December 31, 2024.
Please contact Carson LLP if you have any questions about Indiana’s new law, or would like to discuss how this new law may impact you or your business.