Tyson Asks To Be Named Victor In Antitrust Suit

Law360 (May 26, 2020, 4:55 PM EDT) -- Tyson Chicken is asking to be declared the winner in a battle with a flock of chicken farmers who have accused the company of flouting antitrust laws by using a secretive tournament-style process to decide who gets paid what.

The antitrust law that governs the meat industry requires the chicken growers to show that competition as a whole was harmed by the poultry giant's tournament-style system — injury to the farmers themselves is not enough, Tyson Chicken Inc. told a Kentucky federal court Friday.

Nearly a century old, the Packers and Stockyards Act is aimed at keeping competition on an even...

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