If you purchased Broiler Chickens directly from a Broiler Chicken Producer in the
- Five settlements (“Settlements”) have been reached thus far in a class action antitrust lawsuit filed on behalf of Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs (“Plaintiffs”) of Broiler chicken with the following defendants: Peco Foods, Inc. (“Peco”), George’s, Inc. and George’s Farms, Inc. (“George’s”), Amick Farms, LLC (“Amick”), Fieldale Farms, Pilgrims Pride Corporation and Tyson Foods Inc. (collectively “Settling Defendants”).
- These proposed Settlements are with these five Settling Defendants only and do not dismiss claims against the other 17 Defendants.
Plaintiffs’ lawsuit will continue against the remaining defendants in the case entitled In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, N.D. Ill. Case No. 1:16-
- If approved by the Court, the Settlements will resolve Plaintiffs’ claims that the Settling Defendants combined and conspired in restraint of trade, the purpose and effect of which was to suppress competition and to allow the Settling Defendants and other Broiler chicken producers to charge supra-competitive prices for Broilers during the Class Period, in violation of federal law. Settling Defendants deny all allegations of wrongdoing and damages in this lawsuit. If approved, the Settlements will avoid litigation costs and risks to Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs and the Settling Defendants, and will release the Settling Defendants from liability to the class of Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs.
- The New Settlements require the New Settling Defendants to pay up to the following amounts to benefit the Direct Purchaser Plaintiff Class: Tyson $80,000,000; and Pilgrim’s Pride $75,000,000. Together with the amounts paid by the Previous Settling Defendants (Peco $4,964,600; George’s $4,097,000; Amick $3,950,000, Fieldale Farms $2,250,000), total settlements in the Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs’ case are $170,261,600 (the “Settlement Proceeds”).
Filing Deadline: May 17, 2021
All persons (including businesses and companies) who purchased Broilers directly from any of the Defendants or any coconspirator identified below, or their respective subsidiaries of affiliates, for use or delivery in the United States from at least as early as January 1, 2008 until December 20, 2019.
The Defendants and co-conspirators named in Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs’ Fourth Consolidated Amended Complaint are producers of Broiler chicken and Broiler chicken products in the United States. The Defendants include: Fieldale Farms Corporation; Koch Foods, Inc.; JCG Foods of Alabama, LLC; JCG Foods of Georgia, LLC; Koch Meat Co., Inc.; Tyson Foods, Inc.; Tyson Chicken, Inc.; Tyson Breeders, Inc.; Tyson Poultry, Inc.; Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation; Perdue Farms, Inc.; Perdue Foods LLC; Sanderson Farms, Inc.; Wayne Farms, LLC; Mountaire Farms, Inc.; Mountaire Farms, LLC; Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.; Peco Foods, Inc.; Foster Farms, LLC; House of Raeford Farms, Inc.; Simmons Foods, Inc.; George’s, Inc.; George’s Farms, Inc.; O.K. Foods, Inc.; O.K. Farms, Inc.; O.K. Industries, Inc.; Claxton Poultry Farms, Inc.; Norman W. Fries, Inc.; Harrison Poultry, Inc.; Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.; Mar-Jac Poultry MS, LLC; Mar-Jac Poultry AL, LLC; Mar-Jac AL/MS, Inc.; Mar-Jac Poultry, LLC; Mar-Jac Holdings, Amick Farms, LLC, Case Foods, Inc., Case Farms, LLC, Case Farms Processing, Inc., and Agri Stats, Inc.
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