Businesses Expressing Interest in Suing Nashville Over Public Health Shutdowns

Bryan Lewis and Kirk Clements are representing bars and restaurants in the federal suit filed this summer.

They say the number of new businesses now wanting to join the suit is keeping them busy.

Lewis adding, “It has been absolutely overwhelming today, emails, telephone calls, have probably had a combined 30 – 40 people contacting me wanting to join into the lawsuit over this.”

Stacy Case asks, “Are they bar owners or other types of businesses?” Lewis answers, “Across the spectrum. Bar owners, bar tenders, musicians.”

In court filings, plaintiff’s attorneys say right after big name bars, including Kid Rock’s, joined the suit, the mayor’s senior advisor sent the emails asking about coronavirus cases in bars they say fishing for a reason to close bars in retaliation.

Referencing the 19 cases at bars, senior advisor ben eagles emails health officials, “Looking at the cluster graph, I see the highest day of clusters six clusters from bars…”

Plus, Nashville restaurant owners question COVID-19 closures, and Tennessee lawmakers want review of Nashville’s use of Federal funds

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06:29 Review of CARES funds
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