Milk Products Antitrust Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

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:

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege a nationwide conspiracy by CWT and its members to limit the production of raw farm milk by prematurely slaughtering cows, in order to illegally increase the price of milk and other fresh milk products. 

Docket Number:


Company: National Milk Producers Federation

Filing Deadline: January 31, 2017

Class Period: January 1, 2003

Objection Deadline: October 28, 2016

Exclusion Deadline: October 28, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: December 16, 2016

Proof of Purchase:

Claimants must prove they resided in state listed above.


Individuals and entities who, as residents of Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin, during the period of 2003 to the present, purchased milk or other fresh milk products (including cream, half & half, yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese, or sour cream) for their own use and not for resale are eligible to be class members.

Typical Settlement Amount:

The exact amount has yet to be determined, but there will be two levels of shares based upon the amount of dairy products purchased.

Total Settlement Amount: $52,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Hagens Berman

Claim Form: Claim Your Cash Below

Case Name: Matthew Edwards v. National Milk Producers Federation

Settlement Website: Bought Milk?

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:



Tags: Collusion and Price Fixing