GEN Medium – These Attorneys Would Love to Help You Sue China Over the Coronavirus

March 13, the Berman Law Group, a firm based in Boca Raton, Florida, filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against the People’s Republic of China, along with several government ministries and other authorities, for its mishandling of the Covid-19 crisis. As the complaint alleges, the defendants, “acting from their own economic self-interest … failed to report the outbreak as quickly as they could have; underreported cases; and failed to contain the outbreak despite knowing the seriousness of the situation.”

The original complaint named just four individual plaintiffs and a local company, an athletic training facility — none of whom had contracted the illness. But the filing made national headlines, and prompted a flood of calls — nearly 10,000 at last count — by additional plaintiffs, many of whom, like the Vecchiarellos, have been impacted more directly by the virus. An amended complaint, lead attorney Matthew Moore promises, will cover much larger classes and subclasses of plaintiffs.

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