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JBS Pork Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Structure:

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This is a partial settlement of an antitrust class action claiming that companies conspired in restraint of trade to raise or fix the price of pork as of January 1, 2009. The complaint alleged that the defendants intended for pork prices to go up, in violation of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws. The settling defendants include JBS USA Food Company, JBS USA Food Company Holdings, Swift Pork Company, and related entities, in their actions against indirect purchasers.

The case will continue against the other defendants: Clemens Food Group, LLC, The Clemens Family Corporation, Hormel Foods Corporation, Seaboard Foods LLC, Smithfield Foods, Inc., Triumph Foods, LLC, Tyson Foods, Inc., Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc., Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., and Agri Stats, Inc.

Docket Number:

0:18-cv-01776

Company: JBS USA Holdings, Inc.

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: January 1, 2009 to April 2, 2021

Objection Deadline: October 20, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: October 20, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: November 29, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to provide documentation at this time, but the complaint warns that the Settlement Administrator may ask for additional information or documentation to support your claims.

Eligibility:

You may be a class member if you are a person or entity who bought pork indirectly from any of the defendants in this case, or any co-conspirator or respective subsidiaries or affiliates, for personal use in the US from January 1, 2009 through April 2, 2021.
You may be eligible to recover money from this settlement if you are in the above class and you are located in one of the following states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Typical Settlement Amount:

At this point, it is not known how much each class member will get. The final amount depends on many factors. No claim deadline has been set as of this writing, and the case is proceeding against the remaining defendants.

Total Settlement Amount: $20,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

TBD

Law Firms:
Gustafson Gluek PLLC
Hagens Berman

Claim Form: JBS Pork Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re Pork Antitrust Litigation (Indirect Purchaser Actions)

Settlement Website: JBS Pork Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
AB Data, Ltd.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Pork Indirect Purchaser Litigation
c/o A.B. Data, Ltd.
P.O. Box 173137
Milwaukee, WI 53217
info@overchargedforpork.com
877-777-9594

Tags: Antitrust, Collusion and Price Fixing