High Court Wades Into Tyson Don, Doff Class Action Fight

By Ben James (June 8, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear Tyson Foods Inc.'s challenge of a $5.8 million win for workers in a donning and doffing suit, where Tyson said the Eighth Circuit improperly certified a too-varied class and issued a decision at odds with the high court's Dukes and Comcast rulings. 

The nation's highest court granted a petition for certiorari Tyson filed in March, which complained that a divided Eighth Circuit panel had signed off on the class based on "extrapolation and averaging," despite differences in the amount of time workers actually spent putting on and removing personal protective gear and walking...

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