Three Oregon businesses have threatened a class action lawsuit against the state over restrictions implemented by Gov. Kate Brown to slow the coronavirus pandemic.
An attorney representing the businesses argued that Oregon officials should draft 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.
“As a result of your orders, my clients and many other businesses like theirs closed as ordered and thousands of workers found themselves without employment,” attorney John DiLorenzo wrote in a tort claim letter to the state Friday.
Brown’s office said Monday it doesn’t comment on pending or potential litigation.
DiLorenzo is one of the state’s most high-profile attorneys, having successfully battled the city of Portland over improper expenditures by the water and sewer