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Tyson Tells Fifth Circuit That Laws Protect it From Covid Claims

Dec. 5, 2022, 8:20 PM

Tyson Foods Inc. is again asking a federal appeals court to rule that state and federal laws protect it from workers’ Covid-related liability claims.

Tyson Monday requested that judges in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans uphold a district court decision that tossed out a lawsuit filed by seven Tyson workers in Texas who suffered Covid infections.

Monday’s hearing was at least the sixth time the meat processor has gone to an appeals court seeking protection from workers’ Covid liability claims. In five prior cases, the Fifth or Eighth circuits ruled against Tyson. The ...