Butterball Class Survives In Don, Doff Action

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Thursday rejected Butterball LLC's bid to decertify a class of workers at a turkey processing plant who claim the company illegally failed to compensate them for time spent putting on and removing protective gear.

U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard denied the company's motion to decertify a class of current and former employees at a Mount Olive, N.C., plant, shooting down Butterball's contention that the class should be disbanded because differences existed among the plaintiffs regarding the type of protective...
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Case Information

Case Title

Martinez-Hernandez et al v. Butterball, LLC et al

Case Number



North Carolina Eastern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


Malcolm J. Howard

Date Filed

May 10, 2007

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