Chicken Price-Fixing Deals Totaling $181M Get Final OK

By Celeste Bott (December 20, 2021, 5:21 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge Monday gave a final signoff to settlements totaling $181 million that six chicken producers have agreed to pay to resolve claims that they conspired to fix the price of broiler chicken.

During a teleconference, U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin granted final approval to the deals end-user consumer plaintiffs have reached with Fieldale Farms, Peco Foods, George's, Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride, and Mar-Jac Poultry.

The settlements were reached with Tyson for $99 million, Pilgrim's for $75.5 million, Peco for $1.9 million, George's for $1.9 million, Fieldale for $1.7 million and Mar-Jac for $1 million, according to filings in...

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