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:
This combined class action alleges that the many defendants illegally conspired to reduce the supply of eggs in the US domestic market, by means such as agreements to limit or dispose of hen flocks, a pretextual animal welfare program designed to reduce the egg supply, agreements to export eggs to remove them from the domestic market, and unlawful coercion to make sure others complied. The effect of the measures, the complaint says, was to raise prices, making buyers pay more for shell eggs and egg products than they would otherwise have paid, thus violating antitrust laws.
The most recent settlement involves defendant Michael Farms, Inc. Some defendants have previously settled, while others still have not.
Shell eggs are whole eggs in their shells (not include specialty eggs, such as organic or cage-free eggs); egg products are whole eggs or any part of them that have been removed from their shells for further processing into a dried, frozen, or liquid form.
- Sparboe Farms, Inc.
- Moark, LLC
- Norco Ranch, Inc.
- Land O’Lakes, Inc.
- Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
- Daybreak Foods, Inc.
- Rose Acre Farms, Inc.
- Ohio Fresh Eggs, LLC
- R.W. Sauder, Inc.
- NFC, Midwest
and their affiliates, subsidiaries, parents and co-conspiratorsDocket Number:
Company: Michael Farms Inc.
Filing Deadline: October 9, 2017
Class Period: January 1, 2000 to December 19, 2014
Objection Deadline: October 9, 2017
Exclusion Deadline: October 9, 2017
Final Approval Hearing: November 6, 2017Proof of Purchase:
Yes, purchase recordsEligibility:
You may be eligible if you purchased Shell Eggs or Egg Products produced in the United States directly from any Producer from January 1, 2000 through December 19, 2014. Note that you must have bought the eggs directly from the egg producers and not from a retail store.
You may be eligible under the Michael Foods settlement if you are a person or entity in the US that purchased shell eggs directly from Michael Foods the Defendants from September 24, 2004 through December 31, 2008. Settlements with other defendants have different class periods.
You may be eligible to make a claim here in the NFC, Midwest, UEP/USEM, NuCal, and Hillandale settlements if you did not previously exclude yourself, and if you purchased shell eggs or egg products in the US directly from these producers between these dates:
- Midwest, NRC, UEP/USEM, from January 1, 2000 through July 30, 2014;
- NuCal, January 1, 2000 through October 3, 2014; or
- Hillandale, from January 1, 2000 through December 19, 2014.
Varies; distributed on a pro rata basis based on dollar amount of purchases of shell eggs (and egg products, in some cases).
Total Settlement Amount: $75 million from the MFI settlement; smaller amounts from other settlements.Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Lite Deplama Greenberg
Susman Godfrey LLP
Case Name: In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation
Settlement Website: In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation Website
Garden City Group, LLC
In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation
c/o GCG, Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 9476
Dublin, OH 43017-4576