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DC circ. Urged to appeal to Nix in Pennsylvania. Nursing Home COVID Suit

By Y. Peter Kang (March 3, 2022, 7:38 PM EST) – The DC Circuit was told Thursday that it should deny an appeal of a Pennsylvania district judge’s order dismissing a lawsuit charging a home company Philadelphia-area pension fund of causing residents to die from COVID-19, with the residents’ relatives arguing that the court lacked jurisdiction because the removal order was not reviewable.

Relatives of Countess Galloway and three other deceased residents have asked the federal appeals court to dismiss an appeal by Broomall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in four consolidated lawsuits accusing the nursing home of failing to put implementing proper infection control procedures and negligently permitting the spread of COVID-19, which resulted in the death of…

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