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:
California Dairies, Inc. and DairyAmerica, Inc. are paying $40 million to settle a class action alleging they conspired to misreport data on the sales of nonfat dry milk over a period of five years. The complaint alleged that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) used the misreported figures to calculate minimum raw Grade A milk prices, which were paid to farmers whose raw Grade A milk was pooled on a Federal Milk Marketing Order.Docket Number:
1:09 CV 00430-AWI (EPG)
Company: DairyAmerica Inc.
Filing Deadline: January 28, 2019
Class Period: January 1, 2002 to April 30, 2007
Objection Deadline: January 28, 2019
Exclusion Deadline: January 28, 2019
Final Approval Hearing: March 18, 2019Proof of Purchase:
To make a claim, you must attach proof of your sales of raw milk. This proof may include such things as letters from cooperatives or handlers, year-end statements, or milk checks.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you are a dairy farmer in the US who sold raw milk priced according to a Federal Milk Marketing Order between January 1, 2002 and April 30, 2007. You are not eligible if you are part of an entity in which California Dairies or DairyAmerica has a controlling interest.Typical Settlement Amount:
Varies, according to three factors: (1) the amount of milk you produced and pooled, (2) the number of valid claims received, and (3) the amount in attorneys’ fees and other expenses to be subtracted from the settlement fund.
Total Settlement Amount: $40 millionClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
$90,000 for each of the four Class Representatives; payments of $10,000 for each of the four former named plaintiffs
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
Claim Form: Milk Powder Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Gerald Carlin, et al. v. DairyAmerica, Inc., and California Dairies, Inc.
Settlement Website: Milk Powder Settlement Website
Rust Consulting, Inc.
Milk Powder Settlement
c/o Rust Consulting Inc. – 6217
P.O. Box 44
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0044