Court Mulls Sliding Scale For Fees In Chicken Antitrust Suit

By Celeste Bott (August 5, 2021, 5:59 PM EDT) -- The Illinois federal judge overseeing price-fixing litigation against major broiler chicken producers said he's considering awarding fees on a sliding scale as class counsel seeks an interim payment of $57 million in attorney fees from a $155 million settlement.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin, when granting final approval in June for a combined deal reached by a group of broiler chicken buyers and Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride, held off on approving a bid by class counsel for that interim fee payment and for litigation expenses of $4.5 million, saying he may need more information before making a decision.

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