Judicial Watch reportedly filed a $20 trillion lawsuit against Chinese government agencies for allegedly violating international conventions related to bioweapons that resulted in the release of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Here is a brief summary from the complaint, which was filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas:
This is a complaint for damages and equitable relief arising out of the creation and release, accidental or otherwise, of a variation of coronavirus known as COVID-19 by the People’s Republic of China and its agencies and officials as a biological weapon in violation of China’s agreements under international treaties, and recklessly or otherwise allowing its release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology into the city of Wuhan, China, in Hubei Province, by among other acts failing to prevent the institute’s personnel from becoming infected with the bioweapon and carrying it into the surrounding community and proliferation into the United States.
My understanding is that foreign governments have sovereign immunity and can’t be sued successfully.
Is this just a publicity stunt?
Or does the case have a realistic chance of getting real consideration in the courts?