Tyson Foods Loses Bid For New Trial In $5.8M Don-Doff Suit

Law360, New York (October 6, 2016, 7:40 PM EDT) -- An Iowa federal judge denied Tyson Foods Inc. a new trial Thursday and ruled there weren't "uninjured" workers included in a $5.8 million verdict against the company in a don-doff dispute, resolving an issue left open after the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed the case.

U.S. District Judge John A. Jarvey said the aggregate verdict awarded by a jury in 2011 didn't include pork-processing employees who didn't work more than 40 hours in a week. This had been a concern of Tyson, which expressed doubt there was a way to ensure uninjured workers didn't collect damages.

It was also an issue the...

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