Proposed Settlement Reached in Broiler Chicken Antitrust Class Action

A proposed $181 million settlement was reached in a class action lawsuit against several chicken-processing companies on behalf of purchasers of raw or frozen chicken between 2009 and 2020. The lawsuit claimed that Fieldale Farms Corporation, George’s, Marc-Jac Poultry, Peco Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods price fixed in violation of federal and state consumer antitrust laws.

The proposed settlement is expected to receive final approval in December. The case is In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 1:16-cv-08637 in the Northern District of Illinois. 

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Steve Larson

An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, environmental clean-up litigation, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve’s clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.


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