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BENJAMIN v. JBS S.A. et al
February 01, 2021
A Pennsylvania federal judge has sent back to state court a suit accusing the world's largest meat processing company of causing a worker's COVID-19 death, saying a claim that the company violated federal health guidelines wasn't enough to keep the suit in federal court.
July 08, 2020
The family of a Philadelphia-area meatpacking plant worker who died of COVID-19 has urged a judge not to ditch their federal wrongful death suit, saying statements from the government and the plant itself contradict claims that the suit is barred by workers' compensation laws.
June 30, 2020
The family of a Philadelphia-area meatpacking plant worker who died of COVID-19 wants its case against his employer moved back to state court, arguing its wrongful-death claims are not barred by workers' compensation law or a federal executive order governing the food supply chain.
June 17, 2020
A Philadelphia-area meatpacking plant says the family of a worker who died after allegedly catching COVID-19 on the job should be precluded from filing its wrongful death suit by Pennsylvania's workers' compensation law, and argued that oversight by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and federal emergency orders govern pandemic responses.