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Victims of Bangladesh Rana Plaza factory collapse sue Walmart, JCPenney, Children's Place in US court

Author: Zoe Tillman, Legal Times (USA), Published on: 25 April 2015

"Wal-Mart, JC Penney Sued Over Bangladesh Factory Collapse", 24 Apr 2015

An eight-story building that housed garment factories in Savar, Bangladesh, collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing more than 1,000 people and injuring many more. This week, the victims and their families filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other retailers that allegedly sourced products from those factories...The case is one of several that victims of the Rana Plaza collapse are pursuing around the world, according to Jonathan Greenbaum of Coburn & Greenbaum, a lawyer for the plaintiffs...Representatives of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the two other retailers named in the lawsuit, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and The Children's Place Inc., did not immediately return a request for comment.

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Related companies: Children's Place J.C. Penney Walmart