North End business owners Carla Gomes and Jorge Mendoza - along with two cops and a handful of others - saw their lawsuit against Boston's rule requiring proof of vaccination in indoor public places thrown out yesterday by US District Court Judge Angel Kelley. In her ruling, Judge Kelley explained that the plaintiffs didn't actually suffer any injuries:
Plaintiffs must show that their claims are based on a violation of their own individual legal rights. A "generalized grievance" is not enough and a "mere interest in an event," no matter how passionate or "charged with public import," is not sufficient to provide an actual injury.
The fact that Plaintiffs here were subject to by a mandate is not the same as being injured by it. Plaintiffs, who were affected by the limitations of the Order may have been inconvenienced, but this is not the same as suffering a personal injury.
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