DuPont Unit Loses Sanctions Bid In Migrant Worker Dispute

Law360, New York (February 19, 2015, 2:15 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday denied a DuPont Co. unit's bid to sanction a plaintiff in a labor suit brought by 20 migrant agricultural workers, saying it hadn’t shown the worker acted in bad faith while failing to comply with their discovery requests.

U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle declined to grant Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.'s request to dismiss the claims of Enrique Gonzales, a Texas migrant worker who is among a group of workers alleging they were shorted pay and forced to live in overcrowded motels while working at a corn farm in Indiana.

Pioneer in January said sanctions were...

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