Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Litigation

If you were paid to provide broiler Grow-Out Services at any time between January 27, 2013 and December 31, 2019, you may be eligible for compensation from two class action settlements totaling $35,750,000.

Defendants: Tyson Foods, Inc.; Tyson Chicken Inc.; Tyson Breeders, Inc.; Tyson Poultry, Inc.; Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation; Perdue Foods, LLC; Koch Foods, Inc.; Koch Meat Co. Inc. d/b/a Koch Poultry Co.; Sanderson Farms, Inc.; Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Food Division); Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division); and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division).

A class action lawsuit has been filed against companies that contract with Broiler chicken growers to provide Broiler1 Grow-Out Services2, alleging that Defendants3 and certain other companies (known as Alleged Co-Conspirators)4 unlawfully conspired to artificially reduce the amount the Defendants and Alleged Co-Conspirators paid to Broiler chicken growers for Broiler Grow-Out Services in violation of the federal antitrust laws and the Packers and Stockyards Act (“PSA”). Broiler Grow-Out Services refers to arrangements in which Broiler chicken growers grow young chickens until the birds reach slaughtering age, under contract with companies that supply the young birds, commonly referred to as “Integrators.”

  • Current Settlement Total: $35,750,000
  • Covered Period: January 1, 2008 – July 31, 2019
  • Filing Deadline: April 10, 2022
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View the class action summary in a PDF.