5th Circuit Reverses $25 Million Award For Chicken Growers After Plant Closures

5th Circuit Reverses $25 Million Award For Chicken Growers After Plant Closures

NEW ORLEANS - A Texas federal magistrate judge erred in awarding chicken growers $25 million following a chicken processor's decision to close plants in order to raise prices, a two-member Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Aug. 27 (In the Matter of: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, No. 12-40085, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 17921).

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