Migrant workers settle suit against tomato farm

Migrant workers settle suit against tomato farm


NEWPORT (AP) - A Cocke County tomato grower has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by 14 Mexican nationals.

Fish Farms Inc. will pay $390,000 to settle the lawsuit under the agreement.

The plaintiffs said they were assigned substandard trailers, some without running water. They also claimed they were exposed to poisonous pesticides and deported after they complained to farm managers.

The plaintiffs will receive between $6,000 and, in one case, $40,000.

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