< Back to Blog

May 15, 2020

Small Business Owners Challenge Minnesota Closure Orders

The Free Minnesota Small Business Coalition and several small business owners have petitioned the Minnesota Court of Appeals for an order declaring a number of Governor Walz’s COVID-19 executive orders unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause. The petitioners maintain that the governor’s orders (Executive Order Nos. 20-20, 20-33, 20-38 and 20-40) fail to distinguish between classes of businesses (i.e. “Critical” and “Non-Critical”) in an adequate manner and therefore should be declared invalid. They contend that the governor has arbitrarily and unconstitutionally shut down some businesses — but not others — without adequately explaining the public health rationale for the decisions.

You can read the petition here: https://freeminnesota.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Petition-for-Declaratory-Judgment-Appelalte-Court-4-29-20.pdf

HAWS-KM will continue to monitor this and other COVID-19 legal developments.



Haws-KM News



The information contained in this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice on any matter.

The transmission and receipt of information contained on this website, in whole or in part, or communication with HAWS-KM, P.A. or any of its employees via the Internet or e-mail through this website does not constitute or create an attorney/client relationship between us and any recipient. You should not send us any confidential information in response to this website as such information will not be held in confidence. Any communication to this website does not create an attorney/client relationship, and whatever you disclose to us will not be privileged or confidential unless we have agreed to act as your legal counsel in writing. The material on this website may provide information regarding developments in the law but is not legal advice. The content and interpretation of the law addressed on the website is subject to change. HAWS-KM, P.A. disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this website to the fullest extent permitted by law. Websites, such as this one, are considered attorney advertising, not legal advice. For legal advice, seek professional legal counsel.