Bloomberg Law
June 1, 2021, 3:35 PM

Maid-Rite Workers Seek Third Circuit Revival of Covid-19 Suit

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

A group of anonymous Maid-Rite Specialty Foods workers will appeal the dismissal of their workplace virus safety lawsuit against OSHA to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

The plaintiffs had sought an order compelling the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to address allegedly “imminently dangerous” working conditions exposing them to Covid-19 at the Dunmore, Pa., meat processing plant.

Judge Malachy Mannion at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania at Scranton dismissed their lawsuit in March, stating that he lacked jurisdiction to issue their requested writ of mandamus forcing the agency to act because ...

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