Tyson Wants Bench Trial In Chicken Waste Suit

Law360, New York (August 3, 2009, 10:55 PM EDT) -- Tyson Foods Inc. and other poultry processors targeted in a lawsuit accusing them of polluting the Illinois River with chicken waste told the judge overseeing the suit that the claims remaining in the case — which were pared down by a court ruling last month — were suited to a bench trial, not a jury trial.

Tyson Foods and other defendants, including Cargill Inc. and Simmons Foods Inc., filed a motion to strike the jury demand in the plaintiffs’ second amended complaint in the U.S. District...
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