Show-Me Legal Action Against China

Here's a peek at courtroom power moves that work in the states but might not stand up to International law or matter for anything else but campaign literature . . .

"A panel of the U.S. Eighth District Court of Appeals panel, however, otherwise agreed with a lower court's 2022 ruling that tossed out Missouri's case entirely, finding that federal rules prohibit a sovereign foreign entity from being sued in American courts. The state alleged that China's officials were to blame for the pandemic because they didn't do enough to slow its spread.

"The appeals panel found that only one claim may proceed: an allegation that China hoarded personal protective equipment."

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Missouri lawsuit accusing China of hoarding pandemic gear can proceed, appeals panel says

A Missouri lawsuit accusing China of hoarding masks and other protective gear during the COVID-19 pandemic can move forward, federal judges ruled Wednesday.