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Turkey Direct Purchaser Antitrust Case Partial Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

A number of Tyson companies are settling a class action brought by direct purchasers of turkey products against producers of those products. The settling companies include Tyson Foods, Inc., Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc. and the Hillshire Brands Companies. The complaint alleges that the companies broke antitrust laws by conspiring to fix, raise, or maintain the price of turkey products in the US for direct purchasers.

The case continues against other defendants, including Butterball, LLC, Cargill, Inc., Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, Cooper Farms, Inc., Farbest Foods, Inc., Foster Farms, LLC, Foster Poultry Farms, Hormel Foods Corporation, House of Raeford Farms, Inc., Perdue Farms, Inc., Perdue Foods, LLC, and AgriStats, Inc.

Docket Number:

1:19-cv-08318

Company: Tyson Foods Inc.

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2017

Objection Deadline: November 22, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: November 22, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: January 6, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

No claims are being accepted yet, as the case is ongoing.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you bought turkey directly from any of the defendants or any co-conspirator, or their respective subsidiaries or affiliates, for use or delivery in the US between January 1, 2010 and January 1, 2017.

Note that although this partial settlement refers only to the Tyson companies, those who bought turkey products from any of the other defendants or their co-conspirators may participate as well. The case is ongoing and no funds are being distributed yet.

Typical Settlement Amount:

No money is being distributed at this time. Proceeds from this settlement will be combined with proceeds from settlements or litigation with other defendants in the future.

Total Settlement Amount: $4,625,000 from the Tyson companies

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

None yet

Law Firms:
Hagens Berman
Lockridge Grindal Nauen

Case Name:

Settlement Website: Turkey Products Direct Purchaser Litigation Website

Claims Administrator:
AB Data, Ltd.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Turkey Antitrust Litigation
c/o A.B. Data, Ltd.
P.O. Box 173015
Milwaukee, WI 53217
info@TurkeyLitigation.com
877-777-9637

Tags: Antitrust, Collusion and Price Fixing