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Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

A partial settlement of $35,750,000has been reached in an antitrust class action. A group of Tyson companies (Tyson Foods, Inc., Tyson Chicken, Inc., Tyson Breeders, Inc., and Tyson Poultry) is paying $21,000,000 and Perdue Foods, LLC is paying $14,750,000 toward the total. The complaint alleges that these and other chicken integrators conspired to reduce the prices paid to broiler chicken growers, violating antitrust laws and the Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA).

The case is continuing against other defendants, including various Pilgrim’s Pride, Koch, and Sanderson Farms companies.

Docket Number:

6:20-md-02977-RJS-CMR

Company: Tyson Foods Inc.

Filing Deadline: April 10, 2022

Class Period: January 27, 2013 to December 31, 2019

Objection Deadline: December 6, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: December 6, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: February 18, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

If you received a claim form with pre-populated payment information, and you agree with the information provided, you do not need to do anything more to get a payment. If you do not agree with the pre-populated information, or if you did not receive a pre-populated claim form, you must submit a claim form by the deadline.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person or entity in the US or its territories who was paid for broiler grow-out services by any of the defendants or alleged co-conspirators (or by a division, subsidiary, predecessor, or affiliate of a defendant or alleged co-conspirator in this case) at any time between January 27, 2013 and December 31, 2019.

The term “broilers” does not include specialty chicken grown, processed, and sold according to halal, kosher, free range, pasture-raised, or organic standards. Specialty chicken does not include chicken raised without antibiotics, such as those grown with No Antibiotics Ever (NAE) or Antibiotic Free (ABF) standards.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Pro-rata share of the net settlement fund, in proportion to the payments you received for broiler grow-out services as compared to the total amounts of payments received by all class members.

Total Settlement Amount: $35,750,000 to date

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $50,000 each

Law Firms:
Berger & Montague
Hausfeld LLP

Claim Form: Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In Re Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Litigation (No. II)

Settlement Website: Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

In re Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Litigation
c/o Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Info@BroilerGrowersAntitrustSettlement.com
833-907-3700

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