Judge Rejects Outdoor Dining Ban Lawsuit


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Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant has rejected legal challenges against LA County’s in-person dining ban. Chalfant declined to issue a court order in a lawsuit filed by Mark Geragos, owner of the downtown restaurant Engine Co. No. 28.

In a complaint filed last month, attorneys called the health order “ill-conceived” and that it would potentially “have the unintended effect of further spreading the virus” by forcing businesses to lay off or furlough employees, who would then “further congregate and cluster with family and friends”.

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