Tyson Settles Donning, Doffing MDL For $32M

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT) -- Tyson Foods Inc. on Friday reached a $32 million settlement in a Georgia multidistrict litigation with chicken processing factory workers who sued the food giant over unpaid time spent donning and doffing work-related attire and safety gear.

Tyson agreed to pay as much as $17.5 million to 16,703 opt-in class members, while covering attorneys' fees and court costs up to $14.5 million, according to a joint motion for settlement approval. If the court signs off on the agreement, the deal would end the MDL consisting of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Tyson Foods MDL

Case Number



Georgia Middle

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


Clay D. Land

Date Filed

August 28, 2007

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