Broiler Chickens Antitrust Settlement-Commercial and Institutional Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs
Updated: Mar 7
In re: Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 1:16-CV-08637
Settlement Fund: $103,900,000 Settlement Period: January 01, 2008 - July 31, 2019 Claim Filing Deadline: March 2, 2022
PLEASE NOTE: THE FILING DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A CLAIM TO THIS SETTLEMENT HAS PASSED. MCAG WILL UPDATE CLIENTS ACCORDINGLY ONCE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON DISTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS SETTLEMENT.
Several chicken producers have settled claims of their alleged involvement in an industry-wide conspiracy to coordinate and limit chicken production, which in turn had raised broiler chicken prices for buyers. This specific settlement was created for indirect purchasers who purchased broiler chickens, between 2008 and 2019, for their own use in commercial and institutional food preparation.
It should be noted that while several defendants have agreed to settle the lawsuit, the case is continuing against several dozen defendants in this action. Additional settlements may be created in the future for the commercial and institutional indirect purchaser class.
All entities that purchased Broilers indirectly from one or more Defendants or named co-conspirators in the United States for their own use in commercial and institutional food preparation from January 1, 2008 to July 31, 2019, in select states.* Settlement Class Members include institutional purchasers, among others, such as restaurants, hotels, grocery stores with deli departments that commercially prepare meals, and certain non-government entities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and schools.
*Included states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Broilers: Chickens raised for meat consumption which are sold in a variety of forms, including fresh or frozen, raw or cooked, whole or in parts, or as a meat ingredient.
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