New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch has taken on the city and state in a class action lawsuit against it’s ban on indoor dining in NYC.
“Please join my colleague Councilman Mark Gjonaj and 300 other NYC restaurant owners in a class action lawsuit to force NYC and NYS to allow safe indoor dining for NYC restaurants in line with restaurants throughout the rest of the state at 50% capacity,” Deutsch wrote in a memo to NYC restaurant owners.
Councilman Mark Gjonaj is Chairman of the NYC Council Small Business Services Committee
The class-action suit points out the unfair covid-19 restrictions on this industry, which have kept tens of thousands of NYC restaurant premises closed and cost the city over 150,000 jobs while allowing restaurants in nearby areas to have indoor dining.
“The future of the City is on the edge,” the memo said. “The future of your business, along with the thousands of jobs and families that rely on the restaurant industry are in jeopardy.”
To join this lawsuit, text:
1. Restaurant name and address
2. Owner contact info: name, phone and email address