Skip to comments.NYC Restaurants Sue Cuomo, De Blasio For $2 Billion Over Indoor Dining Ban
Posted on 09/04/2020 8:42:59 AM PDT by george76
Political tyrants Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo must not be allowed to destroy the livelihoods of thousands of people in New York City. It is a disgrace that it has come to this, in what was once the worlds greatest city.
Restaurants in New York City filed a $2 billion class-action lawsuit against city and state officials on Thursday, alleging the indoor dining ban caused irreparable harm to the citys food and beverage industry and pushing for the return to indoor dining the lawsuit marks the latest attempt to normalize the city through legal action.
Il Bacco, an Italian restaurant in Queens, is spearheading a class-action lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and New York Attorneys General to force the state to allow indoor dining and for damages lost during Covid-19 guidelines.
Over 350 restaurants have signed on to the $2 billion lawsuit.
Il Bacco is only 500 feet from the Nassau County border, where restaurants have been able to serve indoors at 50% capacity since June 24.
New York City is the only city in the state where some form of indoor dining is still not allowed, despite a weeks-long statewide case positive rate below 1%.
In mid-August, 1,500 gym owners across New York filed a class-action lawsuit against the state which led to gyms, fitness centers, and yoga studios opening their doors at 33% capacity just a few weeks later.
In May, a Brooklyn nursing student who had been arrested twice for violating the states ban on nonessential gatherings while protesting outside City Hall in New York City, filed a federal lawsuit against Cuomo alleging the ban violated her First Amendment rights, which lead to the governor lifting the ban on protests
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The infection rate in NYC has fallen to the point that the place should be completely opened up.
And so it begins...
Great.....c19 will be around forever at some level....something is going to get all of us...
In any real court, De Dorkio and Cuomo the Cretin would be convicted in seconds.
However, it’s a NY court with liberal pretend judges.
I hope they did not just sue them in their governmental capacity, but individually as well. What they did was not what a “reasonable person would do”, and therefore beyond what they should have done in their ordinary governmental capacity. By all rights, they should have NO safe harbor protections for acting in their official capacity.
Not about a virus, rather control by the dear leaders over their slaves .
And so it begins...
taking trump’s example & counter punching.
what’s next? NYC restaurantuers going on twitter????
BTW, I still commute to the city on Metro North. I spend over two hours a day on a train from Westport, CT to Grand Central and then back again. The passengers are spaced apart no differently than if they were sitting in a restaurant together. The restaurant ban is a bunch of nonsense.
This should be a pretty easy case. Government forced the restaurants to close, a taking of property. That basically falls under eminent domain laws, which means the government forcing the closures is responsible for paying regular market rates. Should be pretty easy to calculate, just look at the past couple years’ of revenue and there ya go!
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