Lawyers representing over 60,000 Perdue Farms chicken processing workers announced yesterday [Wednesday] that a settlement of the private class action lawsuit for wage and hour violations against Perdue has been reached. Under the new settlement, Perdue will pay US$10m for wages lost by its chicken processing employees and attorneys' fees and costs. The deal has been granted preliminary approval by the court, but is subject to final approval after notice to the class has been issued.