Buy Chicken in the Last 10 Years? You May be Entitled to Money
If you've purchased chicken from 2009 through 2020, you might be eligible for a payment from a class action settlement for $181 million.
According to News 10, prosecutors are alleging that several corporations have violated federal and state consumer antitrust laws by trying to work together to stabilize the price and supply of chicken.
The law firm representing the plaintiff’s is the suit made the notice of the settlement available online Friday, with approval from United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Before any money can be awarded, the settlement still needs final approval by the court and that ruling will happen at a hearing on December 20, 2021.
Companies in The "Broiler Chicken" Antitrust Litigation
Fieldale Farms Corporation
Anyone who purchased fresh, or frozen raw chicken (excluding meat marketed as halal, kosher, free-range, or organic) in the following states is eligible to get a piece of the $181 million class action suit.
States Eligible for Payments
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.
How Much Money Should Customers Receive?
The amount is undetermined as of now, but once legal fees are subtracted from the $181 million, and depending on how many people file a claim, will determine how much each person will receive once the suit is finalized.
How Much Money Will Each Company Have to Pay?
Tyson will pay $99,000,000, Pilgrim’s will pay $75,500,000, George’s will pay $1,900,000, Peco will pay $1,900,000, Fieldale will pay $1,700,000 and Mar-Jac will pay $1,000,000 if the settlements are approved.
How Do I Apply for Money Back
Anyone interested in filing a claim, or to check if your eligible to receive money, you can call 1-877-888-5428, or go online here by December 31, 2022.