Chicken Class Settlement
Numerous large chicken producers (Fieldale, George’s, Mar-Jac, Peco, Pilgrim’s, and Tyson) are taking part in a class settlement which alleges that they conspired to restrict the supply of chicken and fix the price of chicken against antitrust laws.
Who Is Eligible?
Anyone who purchased fresh or frozen raw chicken, whole cut-up birds purchased within a package, or “white meat” parts including breasts and wings from Jan. 1 2009 through July 31, 2019 (or through December 31, 2020 for the Pilgrim’s Settlement).
Only the following states are eligible: California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
Excluded purchases: chicken marketed as halal, kosher, free range, or organic.
No info on how much we’ll end up getting. The settlement pot is about $181M.
- Jan. 1, 2009 through July 31, 2019 (or December 31, 2020) are the dates when a chicken purchase makes you eligible for this settlement
- Dec. 31, 2022 is the last date to file a claim
- Dec. 20, 2021 is the fairness hearing
This one doesn’t sounds like it’ll be settled any time soon, but hopefully whoever files will eventually land up with a few dollars.
Hat tip to reader YB and Johnnie Dough