broiler chicken

Plaintiffs allege that Defendants and their Co-Conspirators conspired to fix, raise, maintain, and stabilize the price of Broilers, beginning at least as early as January 1, 2008. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants implemented their conspiracy in various ways, including via coordinated supply restrictions, sharing competitively sensitive price and production information, and otherwise manipulating Broiler prices, with the intent and expected result of increasing prices of Broilers in the United States, in violation of federal antitrust laws. Simmons, Mountaire, and O.K. Foods have not admitted any liability concerning, and continue to deny, the legal claims alleged, but agreed to a settlement to resolve the case.  “All persons who purchased raw Broilers directly from any of the Defendants or their respective subsidiaries or affiliates either fresh or frozen, in the form of: whole birds (with or without giblets), whole cut-up birds, or parts (boneless or bone in) derived from the front half of the whole bird, for use or delivery in the United States from December 1, 2008, until July 31, 2019″ may have a claim. The Court will hold a hearing in this case (In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 16-cv-08637) on December 12, 2023, at 8:45 a.m. Central Time, to consider whether to approve the New Settlements. You can find more details about the Settlements at or by calling toll-free 1-866-552-1178.


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