Okla. High Court Frees Tyson Of $10M Chicken Grower Verdict

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 3:02 PM EST) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a $10 million jury verdict against Tyson Foods Inc., finding contracted chicken growers are not covered under state consumer protection laws — an opinion that could benefit the company in many other lawsuits in the state.

In an 8-0 ruling, the court also said Tyson should get a new trial at the state district court level because several jurors misled the court about their qualifications during voir dire.

The court said it addressed as a matter of public...
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