Del Monte Loses Ore. Wage-And-Hour Class Action Appeal

Law360, Los Angeles (January 3, 2014, 6:16 PM EST) -- An Oregon state appeals court on Thursday rejected Del Monte Fresh Produce NA Inc.’s appeal of a special jury verdict and subsequent monetary awards in a wage-and-hour class action, finding that the trial court didn’t abuse its discretion in denying Del Monte’s motion to decertify the class.

The plaintiffs, class representatives for a group of minimum wage production workers who worked at the defendant's fresh-cut produce plant in Portland, Ore., between January 2006 and June 2007, sued Del Monte and Staffco Management Group Inc. for alleged...
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