Buy chicken over the last decade? You may be eligible for a payment
by: Associated Press, Joe Millitzer, FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
Sep 13, 2021
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Did you buy any chicken from 2009 through 2020? Then you may be eligible for a payment from a class action settlement for $181 million. The defendants include Fieldale Farms Corporation, George’s, Mar-Jac Poultry, Peco Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride, and Tyson Foods.
Prosecutors allege that several corporations conspired to stabilize the price and supply of chicken. This would be a violation of federal and state consumer antitrust laws.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois posted the notice of the settlement. But, the settlements need to be approved before any money is paid.
Anyone who purchased fresh or frozen raw chicken excluding meat marketed as halal, kosher, free-range, or organic within several states is eligible. Those states include California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin.
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