Three More Chicken Cos. Settle Price-Fix Suit For $13M

Law360 (December 12, 2019, 6:39 PM EST) -- Three poultry producers agreed to pay more than $13 million to settle price-fixing claims in antitrust litigation over chicken prices, with a group of buyers urging an Illinois federal judge Wednesday to sign off on the deal.

Direct buyers, who are among numerous plaintiffs in the sprawling multidistrict case, sought preliminary approval in a court filing for the deal with Peco Foods Inc., George's Inc. and Amick Farms LLC. The tentative agreement follows the purchasers securing final approval in November 2018 of a separate deal for more than $2 million with Fieldale Farms.

In the lawsuits, chicken buyers allege that several...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!