FLSA Suit Advances Against Marshall Durbin

Law360, New York (January 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has denied poultry producer Marshall Durbin Food Corp.'s bid to impose a gag order on existing plaintiffs in a wage-and-hour suit and has refused to prevent other line workers from joining the putative class action.

Judge Keith Starrett of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi flatly rebuffed Marshall Durbin’s request for a gag order, holding that media coverage of the Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit did jeopardize the defendants’ constitutional right to a fair trial.

The court also shot...
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