Bloomberg Law
May 19, 2021, 6:11 PM

Amazon Workers Ask Second Circuit to Revive Novel Covid-19 Case

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

Amazon workers told a federal appeals court Wednesday that the online retailer should be forced to impose warehouse safety standards to prevent the spread of Covid-19, pursuing a novel ruling prompted by the pandemic.

Seven warehouse workers in New York asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit panel to overturn the dismissal of their lawsuit accusing Inc. of creating a “public nuisance” by failing to adequately protect them as the coronavirus spread.

The case raises questions that would be an issue of first impression for the court to consider, said Karla Gilbride, an attorney with Public ...

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