On March 23, 2020, The Law Firm of Eglet Adams filed a class action complaint against the People’s Republic of China and other Chinese governmental agencies on behalf of small businesses in the United States, including the State of Nevada, for monetary and related damages sustained as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Plaintiffs allege that China engaged in a cover-up of the coronavirus pandemic after first learning of its existence, and contributed to the worldwide spread of the virus, thereby causing hundreds of billions of dollars in economic losses to small businesses throughout the United States.
Eglet Adams has filed suit against The People’s Republic of China, in part, to shed light on how the coronavirus was allowed to turn into a pandemic, and to make those responsible implement practices that would prevent a pandemic of this magnitude from occurring again.
Complaint Against The People’s Republic of China
The complaint was filed late on Monday, March 23 in the United States District Court, in the District of Nevada on behalf of Plaintiffs, Bella Vista LLC, A Nevada Limited Company Liability, Greenfield & Company Inc., A Nevada Corporation; Life Real Estate LLC., a Nevada Limited Liability Company; Mobile Medic CPR LLC, a Nevada Limited Company and DT Group, LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Company.
The complaint alleges that over 1 million US small businesses have been forced to close or have been forced to substantially reduce their operations. The economic losses suffered by such businesses are in the hundreds of billions of dollars. These numbers are expected to substantially rise as Governors, County Commissioners and City Mayors all over the US continue to order small businesses to close or reduce their operations.
At a press conference on March 24 at the Las Vegas Law Office of Eglet Adams, Senior Partner Robert Eglet outlined the important details of the 23-page complaint.
The class-action suit was brought by small businesses in the United States, which number approximately 32 million small businesses. The businesses are seeking monetary and related damages sustained as a result of the coronavirus pandemic against the People’s Republic of China and its various government entities. The complaint alleges that The People’s Republic of China engaged in a cover-up of the outbreak of COVID-19.
“I want to stress and emphasize that this lawsuit and the allegations in it are against the government of the People’s Republic of China and not the Chinese people. American Chinese people, as well as the people of China, are as much a victim of the People’s Republic of China’s Government’s actions and inactions as every other people of the world…and American Chinese people and the people of China are not to blame for China’s Government’s misdeed,’ said Eglet.
When asked about the message that he would like the Chinese Government to take away from the press conference, Robert said, “The message I would like them to hear loud and clear is that American small businesses are not just going to stand by and idly let this kind of carnage and damage happen to them because of the Chinese Government’s irresponsibility and the way they handled this outbreak,”.
The Law Office of Eglet Adams
The Law Office of Eglet Adams has a long history of fighting for the interests of its injured clients. The firm has handled complex civil litigation against corporate titans which resulted in positive policy changes for consumers. Eglet Adams currently serves as outside counsel for the State of Nevada and represents many of Nevada’s cities and counties in lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The firm is taking on opioid manufacturers and distributors to recoup the costs of saving people’s lives from opioid use and overuse in Nevada.
In 2019, the firm announced that it had reached a settlement agreement with MGM Resorts regarding the 1 October Shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The settlement, which will be between $735 million and $800 million will be distributed in 2020 to the families of the 58 victims who died in the shooting and others who were injured.
Eglet Adams’ client-first mentality has enabled the firm to become one of the most successful and well-respected personal injury law firms in the State of Nevada and the United States. The firm obtained the largest catastrophic injury verdict in the country in 2010, as well as in 2013. It also obtained the three largest catastrophic injury verdicts in Nevada history totaling $524 million, $505 million and $186.2 million. Eglet Adams has been routinely named as one of the Most Influential Plaintiff Law Firms in the United States by the National Law Journal and was once again named such in 2020.