More governments and people in the United States have filed lawsuits against the communist regime in China for their liability in concealing the information about the coronavirus and causing a worldwide pandemic.
#1: The Mississippi State Government:
Mississippi State sued the Chinese government for concealing the origin and the initial spread of the coronavirus, thus putting millions of Americans at risk and causing economic chaos. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch said what the communist regime did was “very malicious” and it was “a very dangerous cover-up.”
Mississippi is the second state in the U.S., after Missouri, to have initiated a legal approach to hold China accountable. (Fox News)
#2: Las Vegas Lawyers:
On April 20, Las Vegas attorneys, led by Robert T. Eglet, filed a class action lawsuit in the Nevada District Court seeking unspecified damages from China for the harm it has caused to small businesses in the United States. Eglet said the lawsuit is against the Chinese government and not the Chinese people or American Chinese, as they are also victims.
Five small businesses are named as plaintiffs, including a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) services company, a company that wholesales flowers, and Bella Vita LLC, a company that runs a restaurant in Las Vegas.
The lawsuit is against the People’s Republic of China, the country’s National Health Commission, the Ministry of Emergency Management, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and also the province of Hubei and the city of Wuhan. (KLAS-TV)
#3: A Florida Law Firm:
The Berman Law Group, a law firm based in Boca Raton, Florida, filed a lawsuit in a federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, on behalf of a group of front-line healthcare workers, against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), charging it with mishandling the coronavirus outbreak and with blocking the export of gloves, goggles, and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and selling them at a substantial mark-up while people across the globe are getting sick and dying from COVID-19.
The plaintiffs include a New York doctor, a New Jersey surgical technologist, a West Virginia nurse, and a doctor and a nurse working in Florida. The law firm claims that this suit could cover nearly 4 million US healthcare workers. (New York Post)
Related postings on Chinascope:
- Justice: People from Several Countries Sued China for Coronavirus Damage
- Justice: Chinese Citizen Sued Hubei Government
- Justice: India Sued China for 20 Trillion Dollar
- Justice: U.S. Lawyers, Chinese Lawyers, and Turkey Student Asked China for Compensation
- Justice: U.S. Law Firm Sued Beijing over Its Role in Coronavirus Pandemic
1. Source: Fox News, April 25, 2020
2. Source: KLAS-TV, March 24, 2020
3. Source: New York Post, April 8, 2020