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US Court Dismisses victim’s lawsuit against 3 Retailers on Rana Plaza Collapse

Ariful Haq

May 08, 2016

A Delaware judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against three major US clothing retailers after the 2013 collapse of Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people.

An injured worker and a man whose wife died in the collapse lodged the complaint last year against Wal-Mart Stores, JC Penney and the Children’s Place.
The lawsuit claimed the companies failed to ensure safe working conditions at the Rana Plaza complex.
The judge this week agreed with the defendants that the lawsuit was filed after the one-year deadline under applicable Bangladeshi law had expired.
She also agreed that the plaintiffs had failed to establish that the US companies owed a duty of care to the workers, who were directly employed by the garment factory, not the retailers

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