After lawyers got them to appear in court, an injured U.S. Navy veteran whose argument against unvaccinated D.C. employees got the District of Columbia council to remove the city’s personal-belief exemption from its laws. The federal government, however, was not satisfied with that agreement, and a federal judge on Friday issued an injunction for the government to keep unvaccinated employees at work despite the decision.
In January, Tequila Day, a 26-year-old D.C. resident was awarded $7.5 million by a jury after she was diagnosed with several neuro-developmental disorders caused by her condition and sued her former employer, Triple Seven Healing and Wellness, a holistic clinic that opened in 2015. She insisted on getting a second opinion because the first doctor she saw had questioned her mercury and autism treatments as a possible cause of her condition, and she was part of a food sample program in which she was given the seafood for the food samples.
Her food samples never made it to Triple Seven, however, as the federal government and Judge Shira Scheindlin agreed with Triple Seven that a ban on children at Triple Seven could endanger children who were receiving vaccines. When Day asked them to be allowed to return to work at Triple Seven, in return, Scheindlin issued a settlement of $500,000 to Day and $2 million to a group of her doctors. Scheindlin dismissed the remainder of the case, saying that all parties agreed on the treatment of Day.
On Friday, the U.S. Justice Department filed a motion to reconsider the settlement because the agreement only applies to employees of the federal government. Since the agreement was just for the U.S. government, Scheindlin was left with no choice but to order the government to implement the settlement.
Click for more from Heat Street.