Dukes Doesn't Doom Tyson Don-Doff Class: Judge

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT) -- An Iowa federal judge on Thursday rejected Tyson Foods Inc.'s bid to decertify a class of employees bringing state law wage claims in light of the Supreme Court's recent ruling in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, finding the decision inapplicable.

Tyson claimed that the high court's recent decision — which stiffened class certification standards — required the court to nix a previously certified class of 3,200 workers at Tyson’s Storm Lake, Iowa, meat processing facility in a lawsuit accusing the company of failing to compensate its workers for...
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