Were you or your business paid for providing Broiler Grow-Out Services in the United States and its territories fromJanuary 27, 2013 - December 31, 2019?
You may be entitled to participate in the $35.75 MILLION recovered thus far in class action settlements.
April 10, 2022
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Eligible Class Members
Eligible Class Members are all persons or entities in the United States and its territories who or which, from January 27, 2013 to December 31, 2019, were compensated for “Broiler Grow-Out Services” (defined below) by a “Defendant” (listed below) or “Co-Conspirator” (listed below), or by a division, subsidiary, predecessor, or affiliate of a Defendant or Co-Conspirator.
Definition of “Broiler Grow-Out Services
Broiler Grow-Out Services is the term used for the raising of young chickens bred for meat. Farmers who raise these young chickens are also referred to as “Broiler Growers”. For purposes of this summary, these young chickens include chicken raised without antibiotics, such as No Antibiotics Ever or Antibiotic Free standards, and excludes specialty chicken that isgrown, processed, and sold according to halal, kosher, free range, pasture-raised, or organic standards.
Definition of “Defendants” and “Co-Conspirators”
The Defendants include: Tyson Foods, Inc., Tyson Chicken, Inc., Tyson Breeders, Inc.and Tyson Poultry, Inc. (collectively, “Tyson”); Pilgrim Pride Corporation; Perdue Farms, Inc. (“Perdue”); Koch Foods, Inc.; Koch Meat Co., Inc. d/b/a Koch Poultry Co.; Sanderson Farms, Inc.; Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Food Division); Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division); and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division). Co-Conspirators of the Defendants include: Agri Stats, Inc.; Foster Farms; Mountaire Farms; Wayne Farms; George’s, Inc.; Peco Foods, Inc.; House of Raeford Farms; Simmons Foods; Keystone Foods, Inc.; Fieldale Farms Corp; O.K. Industries; Case Foods; Marshall Durbin Companies; Amick Farms, Inc.; Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.; Harrison Poultry, Inc.; Claxton Poultry Farms; and Norman W. Fries, Inc.
In January 2017, a class action lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of Oklahoma alleging the Defendants and their co-conspirators engaged in conduct to suppress Broiler Grower compensation below competitive levels in violation of U.S. federal antitrust laws. At this time, the class has entered into settlements with Tyson ($21 million) and Perdue ($14.75 million) for a total of $35.75 million. The settlements are currently pending final approval. The settlement funds (less any expenses and fees) will be distributed if and when the Court grants final approval of the settlements and a claims process is completed. The litigation is presently ongoing against the remaining Defendants. It is impossible to predict the outcome; however, it is possible that additional funds may become available to eligible class members if settlements are reached with other Defendants in the future.
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