Lawsuit On Behalf of SoCal Small Businesses Against Unconstitutional Orders
GONDOLA ADVENTURES v. GAVIN NEWSOM
Dhillon Law Group and Geragos & Geragos filed a federal lawsuit on Friday on behalf of a coalition of “nonessential” small businesses located in Southern California claiming the shelter-in-place orders are unconstitutional and that they should be allowed to open while staying within federal guidelines for social distancing.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Gondola Adventures Inc., Hernandez Productions, Inc., King’s Pet Grooming, Inc., Sol De Mexico, Inc., Wildfire Inc., Ybanz Gonzalez Inc., and Yreka Food Enterprises, LLC, named the following defendants Governor Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Director and State Public Health Officer Sonia Angell, Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, and more.
As Harmeet Dhillon notes:
“There is no precedent for the government suspending some but not all economic activity in the state for an indefinite period of time, and thereby depriving millions of Californians of their livelihoods, their businesses, even their property.”
“We’ve got small businesses that have been effectively put out of business or forced to close literally without rhyme or reason,” said Geragos & Geragos principal, Mark Geragos. “Our country was built on the premise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and today in 2020 those freedoms are being stripped away from law-abiding citizens and businesses without rational thought or a rational basis. We filed this action to enforce the Constitution and ask that our Public officials do the same.”
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