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Sept. 22, 2021, 9:38 PM

Tyson Foods Wins Dismissal in Texas Workers’ Virus Safety Suit

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

A federal judge in Texas dismissed a negligence suit filed by current and former Tyson Foods Inc. workers, who claimed they contracted Covid-19 because the company failed to take adequate safety precautions.

Judge J. Campbell Barker of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas said in an opinion Wednesday that two laws “foreclose” on the plaintiffs’ claims, including the Pandemic Liability Protection Act, a Covid-19 liability law that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed into law June 14, 2021.

Barker wrote that the workers failed to prove causation “because they provide no ‘reliable scientific evidence’ that shows ...

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