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Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff files lawsuit against China over COVID-19

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Posted at 4:33 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 17:33:05-04

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards has filed a federal lawsuit against the People's Republic of China.

According to the Nola.com, Edwards filed the suit alleging that the new coronavirus originated in a lab in Hubei province and not in a local market, as most scientists have said.

Nola.com reports that Edwards, brother of Gov. John Bel Edwards, filed the suit in New Orleans on Friday, and asked the court to certify it as a class action on behalf of all 3,000 sheriffs in the country.

The outbreak has harmed the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office by reducing revenue derived from serving subpoenas and other notices, and a lack of foreclosures and sales, court fees and a reduction in tax revenue, the suit says.

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