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A federal panel is expected to combine a dozen lawsuits against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) rule requiring employees at big companies to be vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 weekly.
The monster case will be heard in a federal court of appeals selected by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in a lottery next week, according to a letter from the Department of Justice filed with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. A decision on what federal appeals court will hear the consolidated case is expected to come next week.
"We write to notify the Court of developments in other courts of appeals related to the above-captioned cases challenging the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s November 4, 2021 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) addressing means to protect against the grave danger to certain employees of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace," the letter said. "To date, petitions for review challenging the same ETS have been filed in the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits."
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The DOJ letter lists a dozen cases against OSHA, the Department of Labor (DOL) and even President Biden himself over the vaccine mandate. They are brought by various states, businesses and nonprofit organizations.