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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