Tyson Foods Faces 2008 Trial Over Illegal Hiring

Law360, New York (January 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge in Tennessee has scheduled a trial in March 2008 in the employee class action against Tyson Foods Inc., which accuses the food-processing giant of depressing wages by hiring illegal workers.

Judge Curtis L. Collier in Tennessee’s Eastern District also gave defense attorneys until Feb. 23 to file motions to dismiss the case. He gave plaintiffs’ attorneys until May 1 to confirm the class members.

The distant trial date will give Tyson’s lawyers time to take advantage of a court order allowing them to...
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