COVID-19

Attorneys expect wave of lawsuits after governor’s COVID orders overruled

The governor's coronavirus rules have been replaced by a mixture of orders from various other departments. That could lead to a surge of legal challenges from across the state.

When Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency management powers were struck down by the state Supreme Court on Friday, other local and state agencies were quick to step in to backstop her COVID-19 prevention measures.

That could lead to a wave of lawsuits as groups from across the state challenge the various new rules, according to an article on MLive.

Get Encore, Kalamazoo's lifestyle and culture magazine, sent to your home for free.

Click here to sign up.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has already issued orders to keep the governor’s mask mandate in effect. And Kalamazoo County’s Health Officer has said he would be willing to issue emergency orders if it becomes necessary.

Lansing Attorney David A. Kallman said he is already gearing up to sue local and regional health departments.

“We’re going to be suing them. And we’re going to be suing them personally for damages because the health code allows it. So they better be careful this time around, because we have recourse,” he said.

You can read the full story here.

Independent journalism.
High quality reporting.
Family-owned.
NowKalamazoo.
A new local news outlet that lives up to your ideals.

Click here to learn more and support it with a tax deductible gift.