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(Photo: Michael715/Shutterstock) According to the complaint, Gutierrez, who was 70 years old, worked in the deli department at a Miami Beach Publix store. Alongside Gutierrez at work, for at least two consecutive days near the end of March, was a woman who was coughing and exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, the complaint said. (Photo: Michael715/Shutterstock)

Publix Super Markets Inc. was hit with a lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Monday after one of its employees died from COVID-19.

Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain shareholders Michael Levine and Dax Bello in Miami, who represent the deceased employee, Gerardo Gutierrez, said the takeaway of this case is the necessity of holding corporate defendants accountable for their alleged wrongdoing.

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