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'Long Road Ahead' For Tyson Workers Despite 8th Circ. Win

By Y. Peter Kang (January 12, 2022, 6:42 PM EST) -- The Eighth Circuit recently rejected Tyson Foods' bid to litigate twin coronavirus-related wrongful death suits in federal court, but the road remains uncertain for the families of deceased workers to get their day in court as Tyson declines to say it'll end its pursuit of a federal venue.

A three-judge Eighth Circuit panel on Dec. 30 issued a precedential opinion affirming an Iowa federal court's decision remanding to state court two suits accusing the meat processing giant of failing to take adequate safety measures to protect its Waterloo, Iowa, plant employees during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, which allegedly led...

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