Court Limits Consent In Poultry Workers' Class Action

Law360, New York (November 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appellate court has ruled that the consent poultry workers received to join a collective action regarding Fair Labor Standards Act violations in prior litigation could not be carried over into subsequent suits alleging similar claims.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled on Friday that attorneys who had filed suit against chicken processing plant owners Cagle's Inc. and Equity Group-Georgia Division LLC in 2000 did not receive the appropriate consent to file similar claims against the companies in two other lawsuits filed...
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