Along with the state restaurant association, which represents more than 1,000 businesses across the country, the plaintiffs’ list includes the owners of Circle 7 Ranch, Sybergs Family Restaurants, The Shack Restaurant Group, Tucker’s, Mike Duffy’s Pub & Grill, Mia Sorella, 3 Kings, Corner Pub & Grill, Harpo’s, Fitz’s South County, Massa’s, Satchmo’s Bar & Grill and Bartolino’s South.
Belz told the court there are more than 2,1
The lawsuit alleges that Page and Doucette acted incorrectly by not first approving the health order by the county council, a step that also allowed Page and Doucette to avoid giving public notice of a meeting or letting the public comment on the order.
But Perryman said state laws and county ordinances make it clear they had the right “to close any public or private meeting place.”
As the defense of its order earlier this week, Page said the county would pursue “all of our legal options” to stop restaurants that did not comply with restrictions.
The county sent ceasefire letters earlier this year to dozens of businesses that remained open under a home-to-home order, and it successfully sued to close two fitness centers that openly defied the order.