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Massachusetts Arcade Sues Governor Over Reopening Plan

Online publication Mass Live covered the lawsuit Randazza Legal Group filed on behalf of Bit Bar. The article, in part, says:

A Massachusetts arcade based in Salem, Bit Bar, is suing Gov. Charlie Baker over his coronavirus reopening plan claiming it should be allowed to open now.

Bit Bar accuses the governor and the state of violating its First and Fourteenth Amendment rights, according to the lawsuit filed in a Boston federal court.

Bit Bar is represented by Randazza Legal Group, PLLC based in Gloucester, Mass.

“Gov. Baker reiterated that arcades would be part of Phase 3 in an order of June 6, 2020,” wrote Marc J. Randazza, managing partner, founder of Randazza Legal Group, PLLC and lead counsel for the plaintiff in the lawsuit. “Suddenly, and without warning, explanation, or due process, on July 2, 2020, Gov. Baker ordered that Phase III enterprises may reopen beginning July 1, 2020, but shunted arcades to Phase 4. Casinos, however, were permitted to remain in Phase 3.”

The business claims arcade games are similar to casino slot machines and notes casinos are already up and running – with some limitations – under Baker’s reopening plan.

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