Lawsuit against Amazon filed in tornado swarm that left 6 dead in Illinois warehouse

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By Rich McKay (Reuters) – The family of an Amazon.com delivery truck driver in Illinois who died in December when a warehouse was destroyed by a swarm of tornadoes that killed six people there, filed a lawsuit against the online retailer on Monday over his death. The suit, the first against the company stemming from the disaster, was brought in state court by the Chicago firm, Clifford Law Offices, on behalf of the family of driver Austin McEwen, 26. It was filed in Third Judicial Circuit in Madison County, Illinois. It alleges that the Amazon knew that conditions were “highly unsafe as tornad…

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