Wayne Farms FLSA MDL Proceeds, But Plaintiffs Cut

Law360, New York (January 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Fair Labor Standards Act multidistrict litigation against poultry producer Wayne Farms LLC over unpaid wages and overtime compensation continues to wind its way through federal court, with both sides of the dispute scoring partial victories this week.

Georgia-based Wayne Farms convinced Judge Keith Starrett of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi to dismiss multiple plaintiffs who had failed to respond to the company's discovery requests in a timely fashion. The judge's dismissals, handed down Wednesday and Thursday, cut 94 plaintiffs from...
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