Tyson Asks High Court To Reverse Class Certification, Vacate Nearly $5.8M Verdict
Mealey's (September 10, 2015, 11:07 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A trial court wrongly certified, and an appellate court wrongly affirmed the certification of, a class of Tyson Foods Inc. workers who successfully brought a donning and doffing suit against the company and were awarded nearly $5.8 million on their claims, Tyson argues in an Aug. 7 petitioner brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court (Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Peg Bouaphakeo, et al., No. 14-1146, U.S. Sup.).
“To prove liability and damages under the FLSA [Fair Labor Standards Act], plaintiffs must do more...