We are writing to you today to provide the latest information on the status of the two
class actions against China. As of today, we know of only three cases still pending in
the U.S. regarding China’s role in the outbreak of the pandemic. Our two class actions
involving the general spread of the pandemic and the particular issues faced by health
care providers with PPE, plus the case brought by the State of Missouri’s Attorney
General, on behalf of its residents. As we have previously told you, these are difficult
cases because for centuries, the law has been that foreign countries are immune from
private lawsuits. There are some exceptions to the law, and we believe our two cases
fit into those exceptions, but it is possible that the courts will ultimately disagree.
The State of Missouri’s lawsuit has met with tough opposition from parties sent by
China, calling for the lawsuit’s dismissal, because they took shortcuts with properly
serving their complaint on the Chinese government. We have not done that. We have
taken the steps to properly serve the lawsuit on China.
As of now, Judge Altman, who is presiding over the PPE case, has allowed us to
move forward with service on China for the PPE case through the U.S. State
Department, and we are awaiting an update from the State Department on its
The judge who is presiding over the main pandemic lawsuit has still not ruled on
whether that complaint may be served through the State Department. We must wait
for the ruling before we can proceed. We are taking the steps to remind the judge that
the case is waiting for the ruling.
We will update you again once there is new information to share, but in the meantime
if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
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