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WNY attorney suing Gov. Cuomo over COVID-19 executive orders

Posted at 8:41 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 20:41:56-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — HoganWillig Attorneys at Law have filed suit against Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Attorney General Letitia James in federal court.

In a release Corey Hogan states:

"The steps Governor Cuomo has taken, and AG James has enforced, in an attempt to “flatten the COVID-19 curve” far exceed the Governor’s authority under Section 29-a of Article 2-B of the Executive Law, which Governor Cuomo has cited as his authority for issuing the Executive Orders."

The complaint says the executive orders are unconstitutional.

You can read the whole complaint here.

HoganWillig is a law firm located in throughout Western New York, including an office in Amherst.

7 Eyewitness News has reached out to the Governor's and Attorney General's office for a response. We are waiting to hear back.