Monjuni’s of Portico not a part of face mask lawsuit; 4 other businesses involved

Monjuni’s of Portico not a part of face mask lawsuit; 4 other businesses involved
Shreveport mask mandate (Source: KSLA)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The owner of one of the businesses listed in a temporary restraining order on the city’s mask mandate enforcement says they are not involved.

On Friday, July 10, Caddo Parish judge granted the temporary restraining order on the city’s mask mandate enforcement. Enforcement of the mask mandate and any penalties that would result from non-compliance are temporarily blocked by this restraining order.

Richard Taylor, the owner of Monjuni’s of Portico (Youree Drive restaurant location), says that his business should not be involved in the lawsuit, even though it is named as one of the five in the lawsuit.

⚠️Shreveport/Bossier. We’re asking you bare with us. ➖➖WE SUPPORT MASK. Our front and back house staff wear mask....

Posted by Monjunis of Portico on Friday, July 10, 2020

In the temporary restraining order’s paperwork, the owner of Monjuni’s of Portico did not sign the affidavit.

The other businesses named in the lawsuit, filed on Friday, July 10 are:

  • Strawn’s Eat Shop Too
  • Air U of Shreveport, LLC.
  • The Brain Train, LLC.
  • Bearing Service & Supply, Inc.

Shreveport’s mask mandate went in effect on Wednesday, July 8. Residents are divided on the order.

Congressman Mike Johnson went to Facebook on Thursday, July 9, to weigh in on the mandate and mentioned a lawsuit was in the process of being filed.

A lawsuit will be filed tomorrow to challenge the mayor’s overreach, and the plaintiffs should easily prevail. The maintenance of public health is critically important--but so is the defense of the CONSTITUTION.
Congressman Mike Johnson's Facebook

Mayor Perkins went to Twitter and Facebook to reply to Congressman Johson’s post.

The full lawsuit can be seen below.

The mayor has not commented about the lawsuit at this time.

Note: The story has been updated to identify Monjuni’s of Portico and their current involvement in the matter.

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