Judge Consolidates Wage-Fixing Suits Against Chicken Cos.

Law360 (October 9, 2019, 5:59 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Wednesday granted a bid by ex-chicken producer employees to consolidate related cases in a proposed class action accusing chicken processing companies of a decadelong conspiracy to fix the wages of hundreds of thousands of workers.

U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher also appointed three law firms to serve as interim co-lead counsel: Handley Farah & Anderson PLLC, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC and Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP.

The first suit was filed in August by two former Tyson employees and a third person who used to work at George's Inc., naming dozens of major...

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