Pa. Court Rejects Tying Police Vaccine Lawsuits To Jail Row

By Matthew Santoni (October 29, 2021, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A pair of lawsuits brought by law enforcement unions over Allegheny County, Pennsylvania's COVID-19 vaccine mandate won't be heard by the same federal magistrate judge who handled a lawsuit over pandemic precautions at the county jail, the court announced.

Attorneys for Allegheny County had the vaccine lawsuits, brought in mid-October by the Allegheny County Police Association and the Allegheny County Prison Employees Independent Union, removed to federal court Tuesday. On Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy rejected a request to have the cases assigned to her under the proposition that they were related to the earlier litigation she had been...

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