Digital Journal – China Refuses to Accept Service of Berman Law Group’s Coronavirus Class Action Complaint

Jan. 21, 2021 / PRZen / MIAMI — China’s Ministry of Justice has notified the Plaintiffs that it is refusing to serve any of the defendants in the country’s first-filed class action related to China’s role in the COVID pandemic.  The Ministry erroneously claims that serving the lawsuit on the defendants, including the Communist Party of China and the lab allegedly responsible for harboring the virus, would infringe China’s sovereign immunity and security.

“The fact that China cites their ‘security’ as a reason for denying that U.S. courts have jurisdiction for this lawsuit is particularly rich considering the abhorrent acts alleged in the complaint,” said Matthew Moore, lead attorney for Berman Law Group. “We stand by our allegations that each of the defendants named in the lawsuit is responsible for unleashing this pandemic on the U.S. and the rest of the world and cannot hide behind ‘sovereign immunity.'”

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