Jason Lichtman Provides Commentary on Aftermath of Tyson Foods Ruling

Jason Lichtman Provides Commentary on Aftermath of Tyson Foods Ruling

Lieff Cabraser partner Jason L. Lichtman spoke with Bloomberg BNA for the article “Aggressive Challenges to Experts Expected After Tyson Foods” on the impact the Tyson Foods ruling will have on future court cases. Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo was brought by low-wage workers at a Tyson Foods pork-processing plant seeking pay for their considerable time spent putting on and taking off protective work attire and equipment (“donning and doffing”). [Read more…]

Jason Lichtman Discusses Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on Tyson Foods Case

Jason Lichtman Discusses Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on Tyson Foods Case

Lieff Cabraser partner Jason L. Lichtman will be speaking at an American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation Roundtable on April 26, 2016 from 2:00-3:00pm Eastern time. The roundtable will be discussing how statistical evidence establishes classwide liability, using the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Tyson Foods lawsuit as an example. [Read more…]

Supreme Court Upholds $5.8 Million Judgment for Tyson Foods Workers

Supreme Court Upholds $5.8 Million Judgment for Tyson Foods Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision in favor of employees at Tyson Foods Inc. that included a $5.8 million award in their favor in a pay dispute over previously unpaid time spent by workers putting on and taking off protective work clothes and equipment. Tyson argued that the employees do their jobs when they are on the slaughter and/or processing floors, and not while preparing for that work. [Read more…]