There is a lot of blame to go around for the coronavirus outbreak, but one plaintiffs attorney took his gripes to court, filing a nationwide class action against the People’s Republic of China for causing the global pandemic.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, attorney Matthew Moore, of Boca Raton, Florida’s The Berman Law Group, alleged China’s failure to report and contain the virus more quickly, or disclose the actual number of cases, created “essentially a giant Petri dish” in the region near Wuhan, sparking the global COVID-19 outbreak. The case alleges claims of negligence, emotional distress, public nuisance and strict liability for “conducting ultrahazardous activity.”

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