The family of Mitchell Weiner, a Queens middle school assistant principal who died in May after contracting H1N1, is suing New York City for $40 million, arguing that it didn’t provide a safe workplace, the New York Daily News reports. They also contend that the city didn’t notify Weiner that he’d come in contact with people who had the virus soon enough.
Asked about the case, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “You know, everybody can sue everybody. The city didn’t do anything wrong. We have to make decisions, which schools are open or closed. Our obligation is to keep schools open.”