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As businesses reopen, customer risk questions come to forefront – Mississippi Business Journal

Butler Snow attorney Timothy M. Threadgill was recently mentioned and quoted in an article by the Mississippi Business Journal about the potential increase of liability lawsuits as businesses reopen.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

Getting a customer to acknowledge risks is not a liability shield. “But if you find yourself in front of a jury, it would be helpful to have that,” said Tim Threadgill, a 30-year commercial law attorney in the Ridgeland office of Butler Snow.

“That is going to be hard to prove,” said Butler Snow’s Threadgill.

Hard to prove but not impossible, Threadgill said. Say a pizza restaurant sent a virus-infected delivery person into a home and residents become infected. “That is a claim you could meet the burden of proof on,” he said.

A similar instance would be a business such as a salon with an infected worker who infects several customers, Threadgill said.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.