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Koch Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Partial Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Koch Foods, Inc. and Koch Meat Co., Inc. (which does business as Koch Poultry Company) have agreed to settle their part of a larger antitrust class action. The complaints alleged that a number of companies that contract with broiler chicken growers for broiler grow-out services, along with other co-conspirators, conspired to reduce the amount they paid for those grow-out services, in violation of federal antitrust laws and the Packers and Stockyards Act.

Docket Number:

6:20-md-02977-RJS-CMR

Company: Koch Foods, Inc.

Filing Deadline: February 6, 2023

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

Objection Deadline: September 23, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: September 23, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: October 28, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide either documentation of the amounts you were paid for the broiler flocks you raised or information to allow the Settlement Administrator to estimate the amount.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are an individual or entity in the US or its territories who was compensated fro broiler grow-out services by a defendant or co-conspirator in this case (or by a division, subsidiary, predecessor, or affiliate of a defendant or co-conspirator), at any time between January 27, 2013 and December 31, 2019. You do not need to have provided the services for Koch, but only for any of the defendants and co-conspirators.

Typical Settlement Amount:

The net settlement fund will be distributed to class members based on the payments they have received from the defendants and co-conspirators in proportion to the total payments made to all class members.

Total Settlement Amount: $15.5 million from Koch

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Unknown

Law Firms:
Berger & Montague
Hausfeld LLP

Claim Form: Koch Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Partial Settlement Claim Form

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

Settlement Website: Koch Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Partial Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

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

Tags: Antitrust, Collusion and Price Fixing, Raising Birds Fish or Animals