Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
Two additional settlements have been achieved in a lawsuit of consolidated antitrust actions on behalf of direct purchasers of broiler chickens alleging restraint of trade. The complaints alleged that a group of companies conspired to suppress competition and fix or raise the price of broiler chickens, allowing them to charge high prices for broiler chickens in violation of federal law. They did this allegedly by coordinating supply restrictions and sharing sensitive price information, among other things.
The two new settling defendants are a group of Tyson companies (Tyson Foods, Inc. and Tyson Chicken, Inc., among others) and Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation. Companies that previously reached settlements include Peco Foods, Inc., Amick Farms, LLC, and Fieldale Farms Corporation. For a full list of defendants, see the Notice at https://www.broilerchickenantitrustlitigation.com/admin/services/connectedapps.cms.extensions/18.104.22.168/asset?id=d1618bee-26ea-4ac1-8583-56e80f11113c&languageId=1033&inline=true.Docket Number:
Company: Tyson Foods Inc.
Filing Deadline: May 17, 2021
Class Period: January 1, 2008 to December 20, 2019
Objection Deadline: May 17, 2021
Exclusion Deadline: May 17, 2021
Final Approval Hearing: June 29, 2021Proof of Purchase:
If you received a Notice and Claim Form and you agree with the amounts it sets forth for you, you do not need to provide proof. You will need to provide proof of other information if you believe the amount is incorrect.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you bought broilers directly from any of the defendant companies or any co-conspirator or their subsidiaries or affiliates, for use or delivery in the US, from at least January 1, 2008 through December 20, 2019. (The class period for the Fieldale Farms settlement is January 1, 2008 through August 18, 2017.)Typical Settlement Amount:
The distribution plan proposes making a pro rata payment to each class member based on the dollar amount of approved purchases of broilers during the class period.
Total Settlement Amount: All settlements in this case to date: Up to $170,261,600Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Lockridge Grindal Nauen
Pearson Simon & Warshaw
Case Name: In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation
Settlement Website: Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation Settlement Website
JND Legal Administration
Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91343
Seattle, WA 98111