Broiler Chicken Antitrust

DEFENDANT NAME: Koch Foods, Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride, Perdue, Sanderson Farms, Wayne Farms, Mountaire Farms, Peco Foods, Foster Farms, House of Raeford Farms, Simmons Foods, Fieldale Farms, George's, O.K. Foods, Claxton Poultry, Harrison Poultry, Mar-Jac Poultry, Agri Stats
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CASE NUMBER: 16-cv-08637
CASE NAME: In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation
COURT: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
PRACTICE AREA: Antitrust Litigation
STATUS: Active
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DATE FILED: 09/14/16
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Court Denies Motion to Dismiss

U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin denied a motion to dismiss the suit from defendants, allowing our case to continue. The judge’s 92-page order upholds state and federal antitrust claims that the defendants worked together to raise the price of chicken. The firm looks forward to the discovery stage, or evidence-gathering stage, of the lawsuit. Read the order »

Did you buy chicken from Tyson, Perdue or other major sellers?

You likely paid too much due to an illegal price-increasing scheme by food corporations. Fill out the form to find out your consumer rights to potential compensation »

An investigation has revealed that since 2008, major food corporations have illegally increased the price of chicken, forcing millions of U.S. consumers to pay artificially high prices. If you purchased broiler chicken (also known as spring chicken) from any of the suppliers listed below, you may be entitled to your money back:

Koch Foods, Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride, Perdue, Sanderson Farms, Wayne Farms, Mountaire Farms, Peco Foods, Foster Farms, House of Raeford Farms, Simmons Foods, Fieldale Farms, George's, O.K. Foods, Claxton Poultry, Harrison Poultry, Mar-Jac Poultry, Agri Stats.

ABOUT THE CONSPIRACY

This litigation alleges that between 2008 and at least 2016, chicken producers such as Tyson, Perdue and others colluded to knowingly reduce chicken production to artificially inflate prices by nearly 50 percent. The chicken producers engaged in a conspiracy, that the Court has found to be plausible, to share detailed pricing and production information with each other with the intent to increase the price paid by U.S. consumers.

Broiler chickens account for 98 percent of all chicken meat sold in the United States, and the companies involved control 90 percent of the market. Hagens Berman believes that this is a classic conspiracy meant to extract extra profits from hard working Americans.

YOUR CONSUMER RIGHTS

The lawsuit seeks reimbursement for the fraudulent price increases pushed onto consumers. Hagens Berman believes that those who unknowingly paid high prices for chicken deserve compensation for the greed and wrongdoing of these major food corporations.

TOP CONSUMER RIGHTS FIRM

Hagens Berman is one of the most successful consumer litigation law firms in the U.S. and has achieved more than $260 billion in settlements for consumers in lawsuits against food corporations, automakers, big banks and others. Hagens Berman recently won a similar suit against the dairy industry, winning $52 million for purchasers who had been forced to pay artificially high prices. Your claim will be handled by attorneys experienced in consumer law.

NO COST TO YOU

There is no cost or fee whatsoever involved in joining this case. In the event Hagens Berman or any other firm obtains a settlement that provides benefits to class members, the court will decide a reasonable fee to be awarded to the class' legal team. In no case will any class member ever be asked to pay any out-of-pocket sum.

 

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In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation


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11/20/17: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss

U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin denied a motion to dismiss the suit from defendants, allowing our case to continue. The judge’s 92-page order upholds state and federal antitrust claims that the defendants worked together to raise the price of chicken. The firm looks forward to the discovery stage, or evidence-gathering stage, of the lawsuit. Read the order »

12/14/16: Hagens Berman Named Interim Class Counsel

U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin named Hagens Berman interim class counsel for consumer purchasers, based on the firm's "aggressive and independent advocacy."