As businesses in San Jose, California continue their efforts to reopen safely, they face familiar and new challenges related to abusive lawsuits, according to an op-ed by Tracey Enfantino of the Business San Jose Chamber PAC that ran in the San Jose Spotlight.
The op-ed highlights how Santa Clara County business owners are already the target of lawsuits related to ADA and Prop 65 complaints that cost businesses thousands of dollars, and now face lawsuits related to COVID-19 that could shut them down for good.
“Unwarranted lawsuits stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the Private Attorneys General Act will financially ruin small businesses in California,”Tracey Enfantino wrote. “And the hope of sustaining our livelihoods during and after this pandemic will be buried forever unless our leaders take a stand for those who employ so many.”
In 2019 California ranked 48th in ILR’s Lawsuit Climate Survey.