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Company Ordered To Pay $240 Million in Damages to Mentally Disabled Workers

A Texas company has been ordered to pay 32 mentally disabled workers $240 million in damages for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse.

The federal jury in Davenport, Iowa, ruled Wednesday that Henry's Turkey Service, of Goldthwaite, Tex., violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and awarded 32 former workers $7.5 million in damages apiece.

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