Smithfield Workers Win Cert. In Wage-And-Hour Suits

Law360, New York (September 23, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge granted class certification and collective action certification on Friday to workers at Smithfield Packing Co. Inc. bacon processing plants who claim they weren’t paid for required activities performed before and after their shifts.

U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard followed the recommendations of U.S. Magistrate Judge James Gates, who said the plaintiffs in the three cases had met all of the relevant requirements for class certification on their North Carolina Wage and Hour Act claims, as well as the requirements for...
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Case Title

Mitchell et al v. Smithfield Packing Company, Inc.


Case Number

4:08-cv-00182

Court

North Carolina Eastern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

Malcolm J. Howard

Date Filed

October 24, 2008


Case Title

Harris v. Smithfield Packing Company, Inc.


Case Number

4:09-cv-00041

Court

North Carolina Eastern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

Malcolm J. Howard

Date Filed

March 19, 2009


Case Title

Horne, et al v. Smithfield Packing Company, Inc.


Case Number

5:09-cv-00042

Court

North Carolina Eastern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

Malcolm J. Howard

Date Filed

February 2, 2009

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