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Las Vegas law firm files class action complaint against Chinese government over coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 01:13:00-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas law firm says it has filed a class action complaint on behalf of "small businesses" nationwide against the Chinese government over the coronavirus pandemic.

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Eglet Adams alleges that China engaged in a cover-up of the pandemic, contributing to the global spread of the coronavirus and leading to hundreds of billions of dollars in economic losses to small businesses throughout the United States, including Nevada.

In Las Vegas, some of the first businesses impacted by the pandemic were in Chinatown.

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Back in February, 13 Action News spoke with several business owners who reported less customers based on misconceptions that Chinatown is somehow a higher risk area.

Last week, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a mandatory shutdown of most nonessential businesses in the state of Nevada. To view the full list of nonessential and essential businesses according to the Nevada Health Response Center, click here.

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