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Attorney looks to file lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order Tuesday

Posted at 11:06 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 14:08:36-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — 23ABC is awaiting word on the latest filing on behalf of nearly three dozen local businesses against the governor's stay at home order calling it unconstitutional.

The attorney representing the restaurants and businesses -- Thomas Anton -- told 23ABC that he has hired a group of four "specialized medical doctors" who have testified in a case in Los Angeles that was decided earlier this month. Anton said they are currently gathering their declarations to be included in the latest filing.

Anton said he's hopeful everything will be filed by Tuesday with a potential hearing possibly happening Tuesday or Wednesday.

Anton also said his clients have been visited by the Alcoholic Beverage Control which has issued warnings but not citations.

23ABC reached out to Alcoholic Beverage Control, who issued the following statement: "ABC is unaware of such claims. The department will be conducting compliance visits throughout the state in the same manner as it has been since July, providing education, and enforcing health orders when appropriate."