Perdue Shakes Illegal Workers RICO Suit In 4th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 5, 2012, 10:37 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Thursday held that allegations of a conspiracy among management at Perdue Farms Inc. to hire unauthorized foreign workers in a bid to drive down wages did not support a class claim under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

In affirming the district court’s dismissal of the case brought by Perdue employees, a panel for the Fourth Circuit held that the workers had failed to adequately plead two or more violations of federal law — a requirement for a civil conspiracy claim...
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