A pretrial hearing on the cases was held Thursday in Sumter County circuit court.
Three years ago 35-year-old Arthur Jones, 44-year-old J.D. Coleman and Otha Hinson died while working on a city sewer line.
The lawsuits claim negligence against the city of York and call for the families of the deceased to be paid $5,000,000 in damages.
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