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Collin County Judge Chris Hill says he is being sued for coronavirus related closures

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In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Collin County Judge Chris Hill said he was notified by Attorney James Mosser that he was being sued by someone who “was financially and irreparably harmed because of government mandated closures.”

“While I’m absolutely sympathetic to his client and all who have lost their jobs and businesses as a result of government action, I think Mr. Mosser could have provided better service to his client by informing him that I declared “All businesses, jobs, and workers are essential,” and I DID NOT order a single business in Collin County to close,” Judge Hill’s post read.

On March 24, 2020, Judge Hill issued a stay-at-home order for all of Collin County.

“My heart breaks for every business, every employee, and every family that has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and the actions that have been taken in response to the disease. From the beginning of this threat,” Hill said. “I recognized that families in our community would struggle to keep a roof over their heads and food on their tables. I feared that the public response would ultimately be worse than the virus. That is why I declared ‘All businesses, jobs, and workers are essential,’ and why I did not order Collin County businesses to close.”

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