Judge Trims Players In Butterball Don, Doff Action

Law360, New York (February 2, 2011, 7:33 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Wednesday partially granted two dismissal motions in a don-doff labor action against Butterball LLC, tossing putative class representatives who are involved in a similar suit against the turkey processor along with several individual defendants.

Judge J. Leon Holmes of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas said that because the five named plaintiffs dismissed Wednesday had already opted into a previously filed class action, Helmert v. Butterball LLC, they were barred from participating in the current suit, Garner v....
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