Judge Rules Against Michigan Restaurant Association in COVID-19 Restrictions Lawsuit

A federal judge ruled against the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association after it sued the state health department over its new coronavirus restrictions.

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday and was in response to the second round of COVID-19 restrictions that stopped in-person dining.

The lawsuit was in hopes of stopping the shutdown of indoor dining.

The judge says MRLA didn’t give enough evidence to stop the three week pause on indoor dining.

A court hearing is scheduled for November 30.

The director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services responded to the ruling saying “Orders similar to this one have successfully stopped COVID surges in many other countries. That’s why public health experts support the approach, and we believe these targeted and temporary steps are needed to avoid overwhelmed hospitals and death counts like we saw in the spring.”

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