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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.