Judge stays Storm Lake COVID case against Tyson pending appeals


Nick Hytrek, Sioux City Journal (IA)

Feb 12, 2021


SIOUX CITY -- A lawsuit filed against Tyson Foods by the family of a Fonda, Iowa, man who died of COVID-19 is on hold while a federal appeals court considers two similar lawsuits filed in eastern Iowa.


U.S. District Judge Linda Reade on Tuesday granted Tyson's request for a stay until the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals rules whether she was correct in removing two lawsuits filed in connection with COVID-19 deaths of workers at the meatpacker's Waterloo, Iowa, plant from federal court to a state court.


A ruling in the appeals court is likely months away.


The family of Michael Everhard sued Tyson in December for gross...


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