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Lawsuits against China over the pandemic have turned to diplomatic channels to send service of process to the Chinese government, which has refused to respond on immunity grounds. But not all the defendants are governmental entities, according to the lawsuits, including the Wuhan Institute of Virology now at the center of a renewed U.S. intelligence investigation.
June 17, 2021 at 12:41 PM
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The original version of this story was published on Law.com
Lawsuits blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic have hit dead ends so far—principally the Chinese government’s refusal to accept service on immunity grounds.
But as the theory of a leak from a research laboratory in Wuhan has gained new scrutiny, including a renewed U.S. intelligence investigation commissioned by the Biden administration, there may be a nongovernmental defendant that could, theoretically, be haled into a U.S. court.
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