Orchard Park Gym Athletes Unleased granted injunction against New York State

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB)–An Orchard Park gym owner is celebrating a win in court Tuesday.

The attorney of Athletes Unleashed Owner Robby Dinero tells News 4 that Judge Paul Wojtaszek has granted a permanent injunction against New York State. This prevents the governor’s restrictions from being enforced against the gym for more than 30 days.

Robby Dinero’s attorney successfully argued to the court that the governor’s orders during the pandemic were directives…not laws…Which would require both the senate and assembly to approve of them…not just the governor.

“Hopefully this win will send a signal to the legislature…that they have to get back to their job and do their constitutional duty of passing laws, and not just relying on executive orders issued by the governor,” says Attorney Todd Aldinger.

The ruling only applies to athletes unleashed. The governor’s office issued the following statement:

“We are reviewing this decision, which applies only to this business, and are considering all options.”

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