Skip to comments.Hundreds of NYC restaurants join $2 billion lawsuit against Cuomo, de Blasio over city's indoor dining ban
Posted on 09/06/2020 1:53:33 AM PDT by USA Conservative
Gov. Cuomo says he won't allow reopening until the NYPD has a 4,000-officer social-distancing task force in place
More than 350 New York City restaurants have joined a $2 billion class action lawsuit against Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) over the city's ban on indoor dining, arguing state and local officials have done "irreparable harm" with the coronavirus shutdown measure.
What are the details? The state of New York has opened up indoor dining for everywhere except The Big Apple where only outdoor dining is allowed, leading (remaining) struggling New York City restauranteurs to take legal action as the city's COVID-19 numbers hit new lows and colder weather approaches.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday, and the next day, Cuomo said during a media call that he would not budge on the issue until the NYPD whose funding was stripped by $1 billion in recent weeks by de Blasio had in place a 4,000-strong task force of officers to enforce social distancing guidelines for the city, according to Reason.
Making the issue worse, neighboring New Jersey has allowed indoor dining, leaving New York City establishments to helplessly look on as their competitors reopen for business but they remain shuttered.
Joe Oppedisano, owner of Il Bacco in New York City, spearheaded the lawsuit.
Il Bacco is about one and a half blocks, or around 500 feet, away from the Nassau border, where restaurants are permitted to have indoor dining at 50% capacity. New York City is the only part of the state where indoor dining is still banned due to pandemic-based restrictions, though its percentage of positive COVID-19 tests is similar to the rest of the state. There is currently no timeline to open indoor dining for city restaurants, even as fall weather approaches, and owners are concerned that their doors will remain closed through the end of the year.
"Every restaurant is packed and me, a block and a half away, I can't open," Joe Oppedisano, owner of Il Bacco, said Monday in an interview. The restaurant can have customers on its rooftop, but not on the first two floors of the building. "And winter is coming," Oppedisano said. The weather is warm now, but what happens two or three weeks from now? And then when it rains? I'm lucky I have a rooftop and I have a cover I can open and close, but once it gets cold, I can't do that anymore." What did Gov. Cuomo say? According to The Daily Wire, Cuomo responded Monday:
I am aware of that competitive disadvantage for NYC restaurants
I'm aware that restaurants in New York City are very unhappy with doing no indoor dining, I understand the economic consequences, their argument will now be exacerbated [because of NJ] and it's something that we're watching and considering. I want as much economic activity as quickly as possible, we also want to make sure transmission rate stays under control. That is the tension.
The Law Defends Plunder
Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim when he defends himself as a criminal.
We have powerful weapons to defeat foreign enemies.
Who is a bigger threat to America...Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his ilk with their caliphate designs and asymmetric war, China and the UN NWO totalitarians with their comprehensive war strategy,...or Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci, George Soros UNaccountable mobs, politicians, scientists, BIG BIZ, BIG PHARMA, BIG PYSCHOPATHS and other BIG CONTROL gangs.
Good morning America, how are ya?
We have ZERO weapons to defeat domestic enemies with civility.
Arm up CIVILIANS. Be prepared to be UNCIVILIZED toward the UNCIVIL.
Cuomo understands it all... He just doesn’t give a hoot.
That’s because New York is full of fools who vote Democrat, he’s a Democrat and he could impose marshal law forever in New York and these Democrats would keep electing him forever... New York and California are beyond repair... They’re essentially socialist states run by the Democrat machine and they are doomed to be controlled by them forever.
Reality will become the brand new factor.
Agreed. These same people who are suing will vote Democrat in Nov. And again and again
Vote ON NOVEMBER 3rd!
Trump will get back on November 3rd!
2 Billion? Ought to be at least 25 times that much to cover just their losses up to now.
But the bad part about it... If they win, the taxpayers are the ones who will pay the settlement not the people actually responsible.
The damage done by PSYCHOPATHS Blah Blah and the Cuomo crime family is incalculable. A dollar value of the destruction caused is impossible. Karens & Kevins can stay locked down and have their food shypt to them while they watch their t.v. and die waiting for the all clear. They could even have those sirens go off when the all-clear is given. Our controllers will let us know.
“But the bad part about it... If they win, the taxpayers are the ones who will pay the settlement not the people actually responsible.”
So true. Win/win. They wipe their hands and walk away scot free. Not only that, but the SUPEREVIL PSYCHOPATH’S actions have “plausible deniability” built into the thought process that produces those deeds. These are not common criminals. For the most part, they are highly educated criminals.
It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder. - Bastiat; The Law
Everything about socialism is sham and affectation. 23.11 Ch23 Evil; Economic Harmonies; Frederic Bastiat
Democrat government at its finest.
I sure hope these folks keep this in mind at the ballot box, although that might be expecting a bit much.
“Vote ON NOVEMBER 3rd!”
You know I will, Biggirl.
READY - AIM - VOTE
The Commie has people dine outside so his red guard can come along and force you to prostrate yourself to an evil God. If these rioters interrupted my dinner with my wife it would be known as the incident that started WWIII.
And that needs to happen on a widespread basis. The Left is winning by violence and intimidation. They are protected and suffer little, if any, consequences. If you lean across my dinner table and scream at me from a few inches away, you should die with a fork in your throat.
The best part of it Cuomo wants 4k police (more than 10% of NYPD) dedicated to social distancing while the crime rate has skyrocketed. Meanwhile, he defunded the police.
Maybe Andrew is the Fredo brother, afterall.
Good for them. Now the families of those who died in nursing homes/assisted living need to do the same.
Awesome, and also sue for the terror attacks Cuomo/DeBlasio support that smashes restaurants up like the one in Rochester NY
That idiot reminds me of the black judge Roy L. Pearson who 15 years ago sued a Korean dry cleaners in D.C. for $67 million because they lost his pants. Just an insanely bias idiot who became so obsessed with revenge that he ended up getting himself removed from the bench and I hope the same happens to this jerk.
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