Landmark $240M EEOC Disability Verdict To Be Cut To $1.6M

By Abigail Rubenstein (May 13, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission acknowledged in Friday court filings that the $240 million jury verdict it secured for turkey plant workers with intellectual disabilities who it claims were abused by Hill Country Farms Inc. must be reduced to about $1.6 million because of statutory damage caps.

An Iowa federal jury on May 1 awarded $7.5 million to each of the 32 individuals on whose behalf the EEOC brought the case, making for a total award of $240 million against the now-defunct Hill Country Farms, which did business as Henry's Turkey Service. The judgment was the highest ever obtained by...

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