Oklahoma v. Tyson: Playing Chicken with Environmental Cleanup
- circuit briefs. Seidenberg, Steve // Corporate Legal Times;Jul2004, Vol. 14 Issue 152, p62
Reports on developments in the U.S. 8th Circuit as of July 2004. Overturning by an Alabama federal district judge pg $1.28 billion judgment against Tyson Foods Inc.; Iowa Court of Appeals ruling in favor of an Iowa farmer whose biotech-contaminated soybean crop was sold as organic.
- Donning and Doffing Ruled Compensable. Brown, Caroline J. // HR Magazine;Dec2007, Vol. 52 Issue 12, p88
The article looks at a court case involving 540 chicken-processing workers and Tyson Foods Inc. seeking wages for time spent donning, doffing and washing various kinds of protective gear. Generally, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) obligates employers to count all hours worked to...
- Tyson Foods Pays Big for CAA Violations. // Pollution Engineering;May2013, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p10
The article reports that Tyson Foods has paid an amount of $3.95 million as part of the settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice for violating the Clean Air Act (CCA).
- Walking Away From a Deal Becomes a More Perilous Trip. Sikora, Martin // Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealermaker's Journal;Aug2001, Vol. 36 Issue 8, p12
Reports that the Delaware Chancery Court has ruled that food company Tyson Foods Inc. must complete its merger agreement with IBP Inc. as of August 2001. Case background; Implications for the corporate mergers market.
- Oklahomans battle poultry companies to save their rivers. WEBB, SUSAN // People's Weekly World;8/22/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p3
The article reports on a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson against meat producer Tyson Foods and other poultry processors in the area. The suit charges the companies for contaminating the Oklahoma-Arkansas watershed with bird waste from the 1,800 poultry farms in the...
- Five-Week Employee Wins $1.2 Million in Harassment Claim. Schaecher, Susan M. // HR Magazine;Jul2010, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p66
The article discusses a court case wherein the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of an employee after her employer failed to take the steps necessary for appropriate corrective action in response to a complaint of co-worker harassment. In West v. Tyson Foods Inc., the court found...
- IN BRIEF. Garrett, Theodore L. // Trends (15339556);Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p10
The article offers news briefs related to court decisions in the U.S. In Schooner Harbor Ventures Inc. v. United States case, the Federal Circuit disagreed to lower court's dismissal of a property owner's claim for compensation. In Oklahoma v. Tyson Foods Inc. case, a federal district court...
- Poultry companies claim others polluted watershed. JUOZAPAVICIUS, JUSTIN // Native American Times;10/9/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 40, p1
The article focuses on a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma which claims that the tons of bird waste spread by the poultry industry on fields on the Oklahoma-Arkansas border is a main cause of pollution in the Illinois River watershed. Oklahoma sued 11 poultry companies including Tyson Foods Inc. and...
- Supreme Court Rejects "Slap You in the Face" Standard for Evaluating Qualifications Evidence in Discrimination Cases. // Venulex Legal Summaries;2006 Q1, p1
The article focuses on a U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the case Ash v. Tyson Foods Inc. which held that the Eleventh Circuit had used an improperly vague standard in evaluating evidence in a race discrimination case. Tyson Foods was sued for race discrimination by two employees who were...