Racine Mayor Cory Mason served with lawsuit over city's stay-at-home-order just before starting news conference

Posted at 10:06 AM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 11:06:04-04

RACINE, Wis. -- Moments before he started a news conference detailing Racine's plan to reopen its economy, our cameras were rolling as Mayor Cory Mason was served a lawsuit over his city's local stay-at-home order.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in state court, was brought by a business owner at odds with the city’s continued enforcement of the order.

Court records list the plaintiff as David M. Yandel, with the defendants as the City of Racine and Racine Public Health Administrator Dottie-Kay Bowersox.

The cities of Racine and Milwaukee remain the two largest municipalities in Wisconsin to continue to enforce some sort of stay-at-home order.

Another lawsuit was filed earlier this week on behalf of 17 plaintiffs targeting Gov. Tony Evers, Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik, and other city, county, and state health leaders for continuing to enforce those orders.

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