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Judge Grants Initial Approval to $60M Perdue Wage-Fixing Settlement

A federal judge in Maryland has granted preliminary approval to a $60.7 million class action settlement agreed to by Perdue Farms to resolve claims the poultry farming company schemed to ensure wages remained low at its poultry processing plants.

The judge determined that the settlement agreement was “sufficiently fair, reasonable and adequate,” while certifying a class of individuals employed by Perdue, a related entity, and/or one of its subsidiaries at a US poultry facility from between 2000 and July 2021.

Excluded from the class action settlement are managers, human resource managers, salesman, and watchmen who worked at facilities, including poultry hatcheries, poultry processing plants, poultry feed mills, and poultry complexes.


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