Survivors and the families of three employees who were killed when a tornado hit a Kentucky candle factory last year filed a “mass action” lawsuit in state court Thursday against the factory’s supervisor as a key decision is pending in an identical federal court matter.

The former employees, as well as the estates of Iván Ramirez Lopez, Jill Monroe, and Kayla Marie Smith, allege that Mayfield Consumer Products and its supervisor, Justin Bobbitt, are liable for false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and violation of Kentucky statutory law, according to the complaint filed in Graves Circuit Court.

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