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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Hill Country Farms, Inc.
June 12, 2013
An Iowa federal judge entered a $3.4 million judgment Tuesday against Hill Country Farms Inc. — which the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said abused and underpaid intellectually disabled turkey plant workers — after a $240 million jury verdict was slashed because of damage caps.
May 13, 2013
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission acknowledged in Friday court filings that the $240 million jury verdict it secured for turkey plant workers with intellectual disabilities who it claims were abused by Hill Country Farms Inc. must be reduced to about $1.6 million because of statutory damage caps.
May 02, 2013
With the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission having won its highest jury verdict ever on Wednesday, attorneys say employers can expect to face an even bolder EEOC now that the agency, which has recently suffered some high-profile litigation setbacks, has something to crow about.
May 01, 2013
An Iowa federal jury on Wednesday ordered Hill Country Farms Inc. to pay $240 million in damages to turkey plant workers with intellectual disabilities who the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claimed were severely abused and and paid significantly less than their nondisabled counterparts.