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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:39 PM

Dallas bar owners plan to sue Gov. Greg Abbott for shutting them down

A group of several dozen bar owners in Dallas, Frisco, Fort Worth and more say they want to file a lawsuit this week after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered bars to close June 26.

“We believe the governor’s order is vague, it’s ambiguous, and it violates the rights of these bars as it relates to the Texas constitution,” says Dallas attorney Jason Friedman.

The co-owner of Dallas bars The Whippersnapper, High Fives and Tiny Victories is spearheading the effort, saying the owners of Bottled Blonde, STIRR, Vidorra, Clutch bar and others are joining him in the yet-to-be-filed lawsuit. Their opinion is that restaurants and bars should be treated the same during the coronavirus pandemic — even as Texas has become a national hotspot with a spike in cases. If restaurants can remain open, as Abbott has allowed, bars should, too, says bar owner Brandon Hays and his cohort.

“I want to be very clear: We don’t want to be a public health problem,” Hays says. “That is not the goal of anyone in this group. We just don’t want to be treated unfairly or unconstitutionally.

“It just doesn’t seem fair to single us out and shut down bars, specifically,” he adds.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2020/06/29/dallas-bar-owners-plan-to-sue-gov-greg-abbott-for-shutting-them-down/

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:43 PM

1. Next they'll storm the capital with AR-15s

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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:08 AM

2. what a bunch of freakin' selfish SOB's

the bottom dollar to them more important then human lives!

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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:33 AM

3. you know who bar owners are responcible for people who drink in there bar and then drive drunk?

these same bar owners who want to stay open, should be held to the same principle. if someone catches the virus at their bar and then someone dies as a result, the bar owner should be held responsible.

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