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The FERN: In Texas, a rare workers’ comp win against meatpacker JBS

A former meatpacking worker in Texas won what appears to be the first workers’ compensation settlement for contracting Covid-19 at a meat processing facility. Experts say the ruling bodes well for scores of other meat plant workers who are pursuing, or may pursue, workers’ comp…

Law360: 8th Circ. Tyson Case Could Streamline COVID-19 Suits

A jurisdictional issue to be decided by the Eighth Circuit in a suit alleging Tyson Foods Inc. mishandled a COVID-19 outbreak at an Iowa plant could set a legal precedent that would streamline injury litigation over coronavirus exposures and deaths, attorneys say.