Tyson settles suit of ex-VP


by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Aug 4, 2022


A job dispute suit in Washington County Circuit Court between Tyson Foods and a former top executive has been settled and dismissed, according to court documents.


In June, Springdale-based Tyson Foods sued Brian Baker and competitor Foster Farms, contending Baker left his role with Tyson as vice president of poultry optimization for a job with Foster Farms LLC in violation of a non-competition agreement.


The suit was dismissed with prejudice on Tuesday, according to court filings. A suit dismissed with prejudice can't be brought back to the court for further consideration. An emailed message to Tyson requesting comment on the settlement was not returned on Wednesday.


Tyson argued Baker's industry know-how could harm Tyson financially in his new role. In court documents, Foster Farms contended...