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Settlement in CA Slaughterhouse Probe
Wed Nov 27, 2013 03:46 PM CST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California slaughterhouse, a meat-packing facility and two companies that provided loans to the operations have agreed to settlements after allegations of inhumane treatment led to a massive recall that included beef sold to the National School Lunch Program, according to the deal announced Wednesday.

The parties settled the lawsuit for $155 million, but the Justice Department determined the defendants could only afford to pay a total of about $3.1 million because they were financially devastated by the recall.

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