A jury recently awarded $7.5 million each to 32 mentally disabled Iowa plant workers who were abused for years, giving the Equal Employment Oppotunity Commission (EEOC) a short-lived historical verdict of $240 million.

This past Friday, however, both the EEOC and defendant Henry's Turkey Service agreed in legal briefs that federal law caps the recovery for each plaintiff at $50,000, reducing the total judgment to $1.6 million.