Attorneys say they’re pushing forward, demanding those bars and restaurants be allowed to go back to their regular operating hours. On Saturday though, a state Supreme Court justice dismissed an injunction against the curfew. The justice argued the law being challenged was replaced since the petition was filed in January, due to what HoganWillig calls a constantly-changing set of executive orders from the governor.
“These people that are going out at 11, they’re not going to go out at 11 if they’re going to be tossed out at midnight,” said HoganWillig partner and founder Corey Hogan. “One of the complaints by the state was, ‘well, this isn’t irreparable harm.’ Our thought is, when you’re closing restaurants down, that’s pretty significant damage, when people are going out of business, I don’t think it can get any worse than that.”
The firm is planning to file a new motion by the end of the week, opposing the process Governor Cuomo uses to set business curfews. HoganWillig argues that there’s no proof restaurants have helped fuel recent COVID-19 cases.
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