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Westfield sues LA County over ‘unjustifiable’ COVID mall closures

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Westfield sues LA County over ‘unjustifiable’ COVID mall closures

LOS ANGELES — The largest operator of indoor malls in the region is suing Los Angeles County, challenging what the company calls the “unjustifiable” COVID-19-related closure of its shopping centers, according to court papers obtained Tuesday morning. Westfield — which operates indoor malls in Canoga Park, Culver City, Sherman Oaks, Valencia and Arcadia — alleges that such malls are safer than other retailers and that there is “absolutely no public health justification” for their forced closure, according to the complaint filed late Monday in Los Angeles federal court. The lawsuit comes weeks after the county was hit with a proposed federal class-action suit brought by a group of business owners fighting the closure of the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance.

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