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Unformatted text preview: upreme Court has ruled: According to the court’s perverse logic, companies participating in the worker’s comp system are not
allowed to fire injured workers — but companies who leave the system are free to do so. See Supreme Court of Texas, Mexican Railway
Company v. Bouchet, No. 96–0194, February 13, 1998.
When Lonita Leal’s right hand was mangled: See Karen Olsson, “Chain of Casualties: How an Amarillo Beef Packing Plant Disposes of
Injured Workers,” Texas Observer, May 22, 1998.
When Duane Mullin had both hands: See ibid.
the world’s biggest and most powerful meatpacking firm: See Kelly P. Kissel, “Tyson, IBP Agree to Terms on Chicken–Beef Merger,” AP,
June 27, 2001, and Bill Hord, “Livestock Producers ‘Feel the Squeeze’ of Tyson–IBP Deal,” Omaha World-Herald, January 3, 2001. $1.7 billion in debt: Cited in Kelly P. Kissel, “Tyson, IBP Agree to Terms on Chicken–Beef Merger,” AP, June 27, 2001.
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