Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "unmitigated greed" and "deliberate indifference" caused him and state health officials to bungle their COVID-19 response so much that it led to the "needless" deaths of up to 15,000 nursing home residents, a class action lawsuit is claiming.

Sean Newman, a Nassau man whose parents died from COVID-19, filed the lawsuit in Brooklyn Federal Court on March 28 through his attorneys Jonna Spilbor and Michael Kasanoff, who also are representing Dan Arbeeny in a similar lawsuit, according to the New York Post.

Cuomo has denied he was personally responsible for the deaths and denied that his decisions were motivated by generating material for a $5 million book deal, The Post article states.

The claims stem from "a state order that required nursing homes to receive patients who had been treated for COVID-19," according to Fox News. The order was later reversed, but not before it affected thousands of nursing home patients at the beginning of the pandemic.

Cuomo published "American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic" in October 2020, about six months after Newman's parents died weeks apart from each other at different nursing homes.

If you lost a loved one to Covid-19 while they were residing in a nursing home in 2020, you may be able to join the lawsuit and receive compensation for your loss. Time is of the essence. To learn more, visit or call 845-485-2529.

For nearly two decades, Jonna Spilbor has offered legal perspective on numerous national television and radio talk shows with Fox News, News Nation, the Law & Crime network, and more. Now, this class action lawsuit is attracting its own media attention. You can read more here:

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