On Weds, a toxic tort personal injury lawsuit was filed against EcoHealth Alliance, Peter Daszak, Janet Daszak (his wife), Ralph Baric (UNCH), Ian Lipkin and John and Jane Does 1-1000. This lawsuit was filed in New York by Make Americans Free Again attorney Patti Finn and Daszak was served on Thursday afternoon. 

Details about the defendants:

EcoHealth Alliance is the organization that funded gain-of-function research at UNCH and the Wuhan Institute of Virology

Peter Daszak heads EcoHealth Alliance; his wife also works there 

Ralph Baric has been performing gain-of-function research at the University of North Carolina, and has collaborated with the “bat lady” at the Wuhan Institute of Virology 

Ian Lipkin of Columbia University served on the advisory board of EcoHealth and co-authored articles with EcoHealth researchers. Some of these articles included information about coronaviruses in bats around the world. He was one of the co-authors of the “Proximal Origin” paper, which was used by Fauci to promote the “SARS-CoV-2 came from nature” theory. 

Jane and John Doe 1-1000 are listed so that additional defendants can be added as this case proceeds. We know that there are many collaborators in the U.S. government and in research labs around the world that will be identified as this case goes forward and we are given documents through the discovery process.

A toxic tort lawsuit is one in which plaintiffs have been exposed to toxic substances, such as chemicals or drugs, or asbestos – or in this case SARS-CoV-2, and the plaintiffs allege that harm or death is a result of such exposure.

This lawsuit states that the defendants were involved in the creation of SARS-CoV-2, and that the release of SARS-CoV-2, a dangerous and genetically engineered virus, into the environment was due to intentional and reckless acts that have caused injury and death. The suit further states that the defendants concealed knowledge of the origin of SARS-CoV-2 from Congress and also the fact that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (the agency headed by Anthony Fauci) was providing funding for gain-of-function research. Defendants also covered up the fact that EcoHealth and Baric had received wavers from the NIAID that allowed the continuation of gain-of-function research in spite of the moratorium imposed by President Obama.

The plaintiffs are:

Kathleen McKinnis, a member of the first MAFA group in Worthington Ohio. Her mother died of SARS-CoV-2 in a nursing home. 

Geraldine Finn, who lives in New York. Her husband died of SARS-CoV-2.

Carin Rosado, a frontline worker with the New York City Fire Department.

The lawsuit asks for punitive damages to be determined vy a jury at trial. 

The last paragraph of the suit states:

“WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs demand judgment in their favor against all Defendants, jointly, severally and/or individuals, in an amount to be determined at trial, plus interest, costs, and such other monetary and equitable relief as the Honorable Court deems appropriate to prevent Defendants and others from ever again committing the dangerous acts related to the development and release of SARS-CoV-2.”

Thank you to the Make Americans Free (MAFA) lawyer Patti Finn, who served as the lead lawyer on this massive project; to Tom Renz, who heads the MAFA legal team; and to the other lawyers who have worked tirelessly to make this happen.

A special thank you to Andrew Huff, former Vice President of EcoHealth, for his bravery in coming forward with crucial information to help our cause.