Jury Awards Damages In Beef Trial

Jury Awards Damages In Beef Trial


(AP) Aberdeen, S.D. A federal jury on Wednesday awarded $9.25 million to cattle raisers who said large meat packing companies had underpaid producers for live cattle.

The class action lawsuit was filed by three men and sought almost $43 million from Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. doing business as Excel Corp., Swift Beef Co. and National Beef Packing Co.

Cargill Meat Solutions is a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based Cargill Inc.


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