Two Jonathan's Grille locations sue Mayor Cooper over COVID-19 response

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 20:34:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two Jonathan's Grille locations - both in Davidson County - have filed a lawsuit against Mayor John Cooper and the city of Nashville.

Read the full lawsuit here.

The attorney representing the Bellevue and Germantown locations says the suit was filed Friday in response to a story by a Nashville news station claiming that the mayor attempted a "cover-up" and was not transparent about COVID-19 cases in bars and restaurants.

The report has since been retracted. However, the attorney told NewsChannel 5 the lawsuit will continue, and claims information still shows restaurants have been targeted by the city.