Equity Cuts Deal With Poultry Don, Doff Classes

Law360, New York (September 14, 2009, 1:05 PM EDT) -- Two groups of poultry employees have settled class actions against Equity Group-Eufaula Division LLC, agreeing to take $750,000 to end claims the company owed them back pay for time they spent preparing for their shifts.

Plaintiffs in the two cases, along with Equity, filed joint motions for settlements on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, asking the court to approve the deal for the two sets of workers.

Equity agreed to fork over $350,000 to The Cochran Firm, which represents...
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