Bloomberg Law
March 28, 2023, 4:10 PM

Tyson Foods Wins Covid Liability Case Dismissal at 5th Circuit

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

A federal appeals court has dismissed legal claims that Tyson Foods Inc. was responsible for the Covid infections of seven workers at a Texas meat processing plant.

The workers hadn’t provided evidence to support their allegations, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans ruled in an unpublished 3-0 decision issued Monday.

“In other words, Plaintiffs have provided no facts to plausibly suggest that of the myriad places and ways in which they could have been exposed to COVID-19, they contracted the virus at the Tyson plant as a result of Tyson’s negligence,” the judges wrote. ...

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