Federal Court Denies Pork Producers’ Attempt to Intervene in Case Challenging Elimination of Line-Speed Limits

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling denying pork producers’ motion to intervene in a case brought by unionized workers challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rule eliminating pork processing line-speed limits. The lower court granted summary judgment in favor of plaintiff workers to aside the USDA rule and found that the pork producers’ motion was untimely.