Oregon businesses threaten lawsuit over virus restrictions

The demand letter was filed on behalf of a Linn County salon, a Coos County bowling alley and the Wilsonville Family Fun Center.

Posted: Sep 22, 2020 8:11 AM
Updated: Sep 22, 2020 8:15 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)--Several Oregon businesses have threatened a class-action lawsuit against the state over COVID-19 restrictions implemented by Gov. Kate Brown to slow the spread of the virus.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a lawyer representing the businesses argues that Oregon officials should create a plan to compensate small business owners for financial hardship caused by those restrictions.

The demand letter was filed on behalf of a Linn County salon, a Coos County bowling alley and the Wilsonville Family Fun Center, better known as Bullwinkle's.

Brown's office said Monday it doesn't comment on pending or potential litigation.

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