Verdict in hands of jurors
Unanimous decision required in case involving disputed pricing
By Scott Waltman
Aberdeen American News Writer
An eight-person jury will reconvene this morning to decide whether the nation’s largest meat packers broke a federal law.
In a lawsuit filed two and a half years ago, three cattle producers allege that the packers knowingly used erroneous U.S. Department of Agriculture price reports to pay less for livestock than they would have had the reports been correct. That would be a violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act.