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State sues Arlington gym for violating
stay-home order

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 5/20/2020 11:44:21 AM

Michael Jellison shut the doors to PA Fitness in March as COVID-19 spread across the state. Gov. Jay Inslee had issued a stay-home order, and Jellison dutifully closed — as did owners of thousands of other businesses deemed by the state’s chief executive to be non-essential. On May 11, Jellison unlocked the doors, welcoming customers back six days a week for “protest hours.” Working out is a “mentally and physically essential” activity, he said Tuesday, (snip) On Monday, Attorney General Ferguson sued Jellison in Snohomish County Superior Court, alleging that by remaining open his gym is endangering public health and engaging in unfair business practices because competitors have followed the state’s rules

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AG Ferguson is very serious about enforcing some laws. And does nothing about others -- illegal "homeless" camps and criminal illegals.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: EliotRosewater49 5/20/2020 11:57:37 AM (No. 416921)
“Unfair business practices”?? If other gyms want to allow the state to stomp on their rights, that’s on them. And the endangering public health canard could be applied to fast food restaurants, smoke shops, liquor stores, etc.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/20/2020 12:18:44 PM (No. 416946)
"... endangering public health and engaging in unfair business practices because competitors have followed the state’s rules ..." Ha. I think the people going to the gym are the ones who are making the personal decision to go there. The other businesses should open up if the want to - unless they're too afraid to because they might get sued by an overbearing government.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: sw penn 5/20/2020 12:18:56 PM (No. 416947)
The process is the punishment...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 5/20/2020 12:22:42 PM (No. 416950)
Time for another court case.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: BarryNo 5/20/2020 12:40:40 PM (No. 416975)
I recommend these gymnasiums and other businesses band together to bring Class Action Lawsuits against their States.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/20/2020 12:57:16 PM (No. 416999)
Attorneys in Pa. that believe in our constitution should file a countersuit challenging the governor's authority to issue a stay at home order and for an unlimited term.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 5/20/2020 2:00:20 PM (No. 417060)
His competitors should have opened too. People who frequent the gym tend to be healthy and under age 81. Hand sanitizer was being used on exercise equipment at most gyms long before the world heard of the Bat Fru.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: anniebc 5/20/2020 2:54:54 PM (No. 417106)
And just who has standing in this case? If almost every gym, salon, etc. would just open up, they'd limit the bullies' power to scare people into compliance.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JimBob 5/20/2020 7:21:21 PM (No. 417232)
Hey 'Rats! Election Day is Coming! Y'all better Learn to Code!
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