RON BROWN, et al., v. JBS USA FOOD COMPANY, et al.

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A proposed class of workers at a red meat processing plant have reached a $10 million settlement with Seaboard Foods, LLC and a cooperation agreement with Triumph Foods in their suit alleging that Seaboard, Triumph, JBS USA, Cargill, Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms, and others conspired to keep industry wages low. The settlement class will encompass all persons employed by Seaboard or its subsidiaries between Jan. 1, 2014, and the preliminary approval date of the settlement and both Seaboard and Triumph agreed to provide documents and information to be used as evidence in proceedings against the other defendants who remain in the litigation. Plaintiffs already settled their claims against Perdue Farms for $1,250,000.

[To accompany Case Law Update "Proposed Class Reaches $10 Million Settlement with Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods in Sweeping Meat Processing Wage-Fixing Suit" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 202]