Sunday, August 09, 2020

Weddings In Restaurant Cannot Be Limited More Than Dining

 In DiMartile v. Cuomo, (ND NY, Aug. 7, 2020), a New York federal district court preliminarily enjoined enforcement of a COVID-19 50-person limit on weddings when they are held in a restaurant which is allowed to seat more people when operating for dining. The court said in part:

The Court is not persuaded by the State Defendants’ argument that the fact that part of the purpose of a wedding is for the married couple to interact with friends and family is sufficient to justify finding that weddings are practically dissimilar from ordinary dining and thus do not merit to be treated the same as an ordinary dining use of the venue.