Tyson Foods hiring suit tossed; will appeal; evidence they harbored illegal aliens
Posted Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 10:37 am
The poultry workers who alleged that Tyson Foods Inc. conspired to depress wages by hiring illegal aliens plan to fight a federal court decision that tossed their [RICO] lawsuit.
The long-contested court battle over whether Tyson Foods Inc. harbored illegal aliens was dismissed Wednesday with prejudice — so the case can't be filed again — but plaintiffs said the court erred in its 30-page opinion and they would appeal.
...In the new dismissal Wednesday, District Judge Curtis L. Collier said the plaintiffs failed to show evidence that Tyson harbored illegal aliens at seven plants across the South. Those plants were in Shelbyville, Tenn.; Center, Texas; Glen Allen, Va.; Sedalia, Mo.; and Ashland, Gadsden and Heflin in Alabama.
Collier said the plaintiffs did show evidence that Tyson was concealing illegal workers at its Corydon, Ind., plant but failed to show that those actions caused damages...