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Amazon’s Covid-19 Worker Safety Battle With New York Escalates

June 21, 2021, 6:07 PM

The legal battle between Amazon.com Inc. and New York Attorney General Letitia James over the company’s Covid-19 precautions for workers has escalated as both sides asked a judge to rule in their favor.

Amazon sued James in February, seeking to block New York from pursuing claims that the company failed to protect employees from the virus in its New York City facilities. In a motion filed Friday, James asked U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn to throw out the federal lawsuit and allow New York to pursue its claims in state court.

“Amazon has repeatedly and persistently failed to ...