A class action lawsuit filed Monday in Nevada District Court seeks unspecified damages from China for the harm it has caused to small businesses in the United States by 5 Businesses to collect trillions of dollar in damages from China Government for loss of income and profit because of Coronavirus outbreak
In a 23-page summary, the lawsuit accuses China of causing the coronavirus pandemic by sponsoring reckless experiments at a bio lab in Wuhan, China. The lawsuit was filed by Las Vegas attorneys led by Robert T. Eglet of Las Vegas. Lawyers are seeking a jury trial.
The lawsuit also says the country engaged in a cover-up of COVID-19. The Law Office of Eglet-Adams said China has a duty to be transparent because their actions can have a negative effect on the world.
Five small businesses are named as plaintiffs, including a CPR services company, a company that wholesales flowers, and Bella Vita LLC, a company that runs a restaurant in Las Vegas.
The petition says that China created and released the COVID-19 virus as a ‘biological weapon in violation of China’s agreements under the international law
The plaintiffs also allege that the doctors and researchers who were trying to spread the word in China about the virus had all either been arrested or had ‘disappeared’. It was finally Dr. Li Wending of Wuhan who finally violated the Chinese censorship and raised the alarm to the world outside. Subsequently, Dr. Li was summoned by the Chinese authorities and ‘silenced’. On February 6, Dr. Li died of the virus himself.
It could take years for a judgement on the lawsuit, but attorneys said they are in the for the long haul.
More than 500,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including more than 70,000 in the U.S. More than 22,000 people have died, including more than 1000 Americans.