Judge Allows Pork Plant Union RICO Suit To Go On

Law360, New York (October 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A lawsuit alleging that the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and more than 10 other defendants engaged in illegal pressure tactics to push to organize the world's largest pork processing plant will proceed after a federal judge ruled against the defendants' motion for summary judgment Tuesday.

Judge Robert E. Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that Smithfield Food Inc. had presented enough evidence that the union and its allies engaged in illegal activity when it instigated a...
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