Judge denies Publix's attempt to dismiss lawsuit over Miami Beach worker's Covid-19 death

Judge denies Publix's attempt to dismiss lawsuit over Miami Beach worker's Covid-19 death

A South Florida judge has denied a request from Publix Super Markets to toss out a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed after a Miami Beach deli employee died of Covid-19.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Carlos Lopez on Friday denied the Lakeland-based grocer’s request to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed in late November. Gerardo Gutierrez, a deli employee at a Publix store in Miami Beach, died April 28, 2020, of Covid-19. A month before his death, 70-year-old Gutierrez allegedly worked alongside…

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