Litigation Daily’s prestigious and recurring column "Litigator of the Week" recognizes the accomplishments of litigators in state and federal courts across the country. Litigation Daily lauded a team of litigators, including Ross LLP partner Richard A. Schwartz, who represented the California Restaurant Association in its successful challenge to Los Angeles County’s outdoor dining ban.
As Litigation Daily wrote:
A team at Browne George Ross O’Brien Annaguey & Ellis including Dennis Ellis, Katherine Murray, and Richard Schwartz landed runner-up honors for their work on a high profile suit brought on behalf of California Restaurant Association challenging Los Angeles County’s outdoor dining ban. The team convinced L.A. Superior Court Judge James Chalfant to bar the county from extending the ban unless and until it conducts “an appropriate risk-benefit analysis.” The judge found that the county health department’s restaurant closure order was “an abuse of the Department’s emergency powers, is not grounded in science, evidence, or logic, and should be adjudicated to be unenforceable as a matter of law.”
The paywalled article can be found here.