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U.S. SC rejects appeals filed by Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo over class action judgments

Jessica Karmasek Apr. 5, 2016, 10:12am

The nation’s high court on Monday declined to review a more than $150 million judgment against Wal-Mart and a $203 million judgment against Wells Fargo. The court waited to make a decision in either case pending its action in Tyson Foods. Last month, the court majority ruled against the meat producer.

U.S. SC ruling a narrow victory for employee class in Tyson Foods case

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 23, 2016, 10:30am

The court majority rejected the company’s argument that class certification was improper, but left the issue of whether the $2.9 million verdict can stand to be resolved by the lower courts.

Attorneys try to predict U.S. SC decision on standing in class actions following Scalia’s death

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 17, 2016, 11:44am

Many legal observers expect the nation’s highest court to issue a 4-4 ruling in the Spokeo v. Robins case. Plaintiffs attorneys say such a ruling likely would preserve the status quo; others argue doing so would allow such no-harm lawsuits to continue, benefiting only class counsel.

U.S. SC ruling in favor of Tyson Foods could narrow class action certification

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 10, 2016, 3:20pm

The company argues that a federal appeals court’s ruling, upholding $2.8 million in money damages awarded to a class of current and formerly hourly workers at an Iowa plant, sanctioned the use of “seriously flawed” procedures many district courts have used to permit certification and adjudication of class actions.

Dow settles billion-dollar class action in light of changing U.S. SC

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 9, 2016, 12:26pm

The chemical company reached an agreement in a class action lawsuit filed against it over polyurethane pricing just weeks after Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of natural causes at a luxury hunting resort in Texas.

Maker of Milo's Kitchen pet treats plans fight against "Made in USA" class action

Karen Kidd Feb. 2, 2016, 9:37am

The manufacturer of Milo's Kitchen dog and cat treats will "vigorously defend" itself against allegations of label misrepresentation filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court, a company spokesperson said.

Tyson vows to fight class action, says pet treats are made with American ingredients

Karen Kidd Feb. 1, 2016, 1:23pm

Tyson pet treats accurately include "Made in the USA" on their labels, a company spokesperson recently said in response to a federal class action lawsuit filed earlier this month that says otherwise.

California woman alleges Tyson mislabeled pet treats

Robbie Hargett Jan. 20, 2016, 2:15pm

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – A Placer County woman is suing Tyson Foods, alleging it mislabeled certain pet food products as being made in the United States.

U.S. SC to review case over class action certification

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 9, 2015, 12:45pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a federal appeals court ruling that some claim improperly certified a wage and hour class action lawsuit.

Tyson Foods sued over application process for new hires

Shaun Zinck Mar. 20, 2015, 10:39am

A class-action lawsuit filed against a food distributor on March 10 alleged the business violated federal law on its application forms for new employees.

Tyson Foods settles pollution charges in Missouri

Mark Payne Jan. 21, 2015, 12:19pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Tyson Foods agreed to a settlement with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Tuesday after the company allegedly discharged contaminated wastewater, causing at least 100,000 fish to die in Barry County. 

Tyson Foods to pay for allegedly polluting Mo. creek

Mark Payne Jan. 21, 2015, 10:57am

Tyson Foods agreed to a settlement with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Tuesday after the company allegedly discharged contaminated wastewater, causing at least 100,000 fish to die in Barry County. , according to an announcement today by the attorney general’s office.

Mo. AG suing Tyson Foods, alleges it killed at least 100,000 fish

Bryan Cohen Jun. 18, 2014, 6:08pm


Worker takes on labor union with NLRB complaint

Michael P. Tremoglie Sep. 2, 2011, 10:58am

A Tyson Foods employee at a Wisconsin meat processing plant filed a complaint against United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 538 officials after the union allegedly threatened to retaliate against him for exercising his rights to refrain from full-dues-paying union membership.

Report: Ex-AG puzzled by delay in Okla. chicken case

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 29, 2011, 12:00pm

Edmondson OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson says he doesn't understand why a judge is taking so long to rule on the state's lawsuit against the poultry industry.

Oklahoma's new governor, AG will review chicken waste lawsuit

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 8, 2010, 1:11pm

Edmondson OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Oklahoma's governor-elect and attorney general-elect reportedly plan to review a pending lawsuit filed against several Arkansas poultry companies.

Oklahoma poultry case wrapping up

Chris Rizo Feb. 18, 2010, 7:23pm

Drew Edmondson (D) TULSA, Okla. (Legal Newsline)-Closing arguments were heard Thursday in Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson's lawsuit against large-scale poultry producers.

Edmondson: Poultry lawsuit outside counsel won't collect fees in 2010

Chris Rizo Feb. 3, 2010, 2:00pm

Drew Edmondson (D) TULSA, Okla. (Legal Newsline)-Hired attorneys representing Oklahoma in a mammoth lawsuit against large-scale poultry producers this year won't recoup a dime of their expenses related to the case, state Attorney General Drew Edmondson said.

AG's poultry lawsuit gets underway

Chris Rizo Sep. 25, 2009, 1:00pm

Drew Edmondson (D) TULSA, Okla. (Legal Newsline)- Trial has begun in Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson's closely watched lawsuit against large-scale poultry producers.

Judge: Cherokee Nation cannot intervene in AG's poultry suit

Chris Rizo Sep. 16, 2009, 12:59pm

Drew Edmondson (D) TULSA, Okla. (Legal Newsline)--The Cherokee Nation may not intervene in the Oklahoma attorney general's closely watched lawsuit against poultry producers, a federal judge has ruled.