Settlement Proposed in Arkansas Butterball Lawsuit

August 13, 2012

Butterball LLC has joined in a proposal to settle a class-action lawsuit by current and former employees of the company’s turkey-processing plants in Huntsville and Ozark, Ark.

The proposed $425,000 settlement calls for lead nine plaintiffs in the lawsuit to receive $6,000 each and for 19 others in the action to receive $1,000 apiece.

The proposal would settle separate lawsuits filed in 2008 and 2010 that alleged the workers were not paid for time spent preparing for work.

Butterball has denied the allegation.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Thursday that a hearing on the proposed settlement is scheduled for Nov. 5 in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

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