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Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride have reached settlements in a class action lawsuit over alleged broiler chicken price-fixing, adding $155 million to the total settlement proceeds.

Anyone who purchased broiler chicken directly from any producer identified in the class action lawsuit, or their subsidiaries or affiliates, for use or delivery in the United States from at least Jan. 1, 2008, to Dec. 20, 2019, is part of the Class.

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit had alleged the defendants and others raised and fixed the price of broiler chicken and broiler chicken products beginning by at least Jan. 1, 2008.

The settling defendants have not admitted any wrongdoing, and a court has not ruled in favor of the plaintiffs or defendants.


A person or entity is considered a direct purchaser if the product or service at issue — in this case, broiler chickens — was purchased directly from a defendant (or related parties, such as a defendant’s subsidiaries) rather than through an intermediary source such as a retail store or wholesaler, according to Financial Discovery Strategies.

The Court previously approved settlements with Fieldale Farms, Peco, George’s, and Amick., and has now approved settlements with Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride.

Tyson will pay $80 million, while Pilgrim’s Pride has agreed to pay $75 million.

After attorney’s fees and other expenses are paid from the settlement fund, Class Members submitting valid claim forms and do not exclude themselves will receive a pro rata portion of the fund based on their broiler chicken purchases during the Class Period.

Class Members were sent pre-filled claim forms reflecting the amount of their broiler chicken purchases from each producer, based on the producers’ records.


If the pre-populated purchase amount is accurate, Class Members can accept them. However, if the Class Member believes the amount is not accurate, they can challenge the amount by completing a Purchase Audit Request and providing the related documentation.

These revised amounts will be reviewed by the settlement administrator, co-lead counsel, and the Court.

Consumers who believe they are Class Members but did not receive a claim form can request on the settlement website or by writing to the settlement administrator by mail or email.

Class Members who receive multiple claim forms must submit each one or take steps to make sure all purchases on the claim forms are accounted for in their submission.

A final approval hearing will be held June 29, 2021.


Class Members who wish to object to or opt out of the broiler chicken settlement must do so by May 17, 2021.

The deadline to file a claim is also May 17, 2021.

Who’s Eligible

Anyone who purchased broiler chicken directly from any producer identified in the class action lawsuit, or their subsidiaries or affiliates, for use or delivery in the United States from at least Jan. 1, 2008, to Dec. 20, 2019.

Potential Award

Varies.

  • After attorney’s fees and other expenses are paid from the settlement fund, Class Members submitting valid claim forms and do not exclude themselves will receive a pro rata portion of the fund based on their broiler chicken purchases during the Class Period.
Proof of Purchase

Invoices, purchase information documents, etc.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

05/17/2021

Case Name

In re: Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 1:16-cv-08637 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Final Hearing

06/29/2021

Claims Administrator

Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91343
Seattle, WA 98111
1-866-552-1178
info@broilerchickenantitrustlitigation.com

Class Counsel
W. Joseph Bruckner
Brian D. Clark
LOCKRIDGE GRINDAL NAUEN PLLP
Clifford H. Pearson
Bobby Pouya
PEARSON, SIMON & WARSHAW LLP
Defense Counsel
Rachel J. Adcox
AXINN, VELTROP & HARKRIDER LLP
Carrie C. Mahan
WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP

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117 Comments

  • thomas jones May 15, 2021

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  • Anita May 15, 2021

    I bought Tysons chicken please add me in the lawsuit

  • Heather Baughman May 14, 2021

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  • Lorinda BensonLyons May 13, 2021

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  • Tracy May 12, 2021

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  • Marion May 11, 2021

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  • sondra k ruggles May 11, 2021

    I ate alot of that chicken for years, please add me

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  • Tonya Winniwicz May 11, 2021

    Please add me thank you

  • LORIE BASON May 6, 2021

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  • Linette Wilkerson May 4, 2021

    Add me, tired of this happening

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  • Cheryl J April 29, 2021

    Add Me to the list please

  • TaSheena S Gatlin April 29, 2021

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  • Stephanie Clark April 29, 2021

    Very disappointing. Please add me. I feed this to my family regularly.

  • Barbara Kester April 27, 2021

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  • Janice Smith April 26, 2021

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  • Jackie April 21, 2021

    Terrified this has been our go to for so long!!! Please add me!

  • Mark Whitlock April 20, 2021

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  • Chanitra Hill April 18, 2021

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  • Marsha Hall April 18, 2021

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  • Stephanie Wilson April 15, 2021

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  • Diana Wilson April 15, 2021

    I thought Tyson and pilgrims pride how dare they. They are the only two chicken products Sold at my store. How disappointing

  • Jodie shultz April 15, 2021

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  • Patricia Kemesies April 14, 2021

    Always buy this please add me

  • Lisa April 14, 2021

    I live off of Tyson Chicken Wings and Breast. Purchased # my local Walmart & Kroger’s. Over a decade. Please add Me to this Claim.

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  • Karen Wong April 10, 2021

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  • Mischele Routh April 10, 2021

    Please add me. I purchase both products. Thanks.

  • ALLEN POLVANI April 10, 2021

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  • Lisa April 9, 2021

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  • Sarah Barnes April 8, 2021

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  • CA Williamson April 8, 2021

    Please add me. I buy both

  • Anita allen April 8, 2021

    Tyson price fixing. Please add me.

  • PATRICIA Ann HENRY April 8, 2021

    Please add me if it’s not Tyson I do not buy it I am so disappointed

  • Angela Stewart April 8, 2021

    Ad me. I practically live off of their chicken. Was thinking it was one of best products out there.

  • Christina L Coryellj April 7, 2021

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  • BERNARD HAUSMAN April 6, 2021

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  • Rosetta Harris April 6, 2021

    Tyson is my choice of chicken purchase cooked and raw, but even chicken is so pricey.

  • Rose Stovall April 6, 2021

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  • Tracy McNabb April 6, 2021

    I only buy Tyson Chicken due to it is a local company here in Arkansas l have noticed prices seem to fluctuate a lot

  • German Magana Jr. April 6, 2021

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  • Kim Diamond April 4, 2021

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  • Vertonia Jarrett March 30, 2021

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    • JEANETTE L HYMAN April 3, 2021

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  • Misty Propps March 29, 2021

    Please add me, have purchased from Tyson and Pilgrims pride

  • Patricia Holley March 28, 2021

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  • Maureen E Jacobs Figueredo March 28, 2021

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  • pat trunda March 27, 2021

    please add me. thank you.

  • connie March 26, 2021

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  • Shirley Ajayi-Carroll March 26, 2021

    I recently became more vegetarian because of Chicken. Tyson?

  • nadine m johnson March 26, 2021

    please add me i have chicken 2 or 3 times a week

  • Amy Dwyer March 26, 2021

    I can’t begin to guess the number of broiler chickens I have bought in that many years! Please add me

  • Vicki Wilson March 26, 2021

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  • Sharon Atkin March 26, 2021

    Please add me. My family has been consuming Tyson and Pilgrim Pride chickens 3-4 times a week.

  • Claire Mallet March 25, 2021

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  • DEBORAH DUPRE-GERBER March 25, 2021

    please add me

  • charles hughes March 25, 2021

    add me please

  • Jeanie Scott March 25, 2021

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  • Fred Jang March 25, 2021

    Please add me to the list.

  • Sandra Manning March 25, 2021

    Please add my name, I purchased Tyson and pilgrims pride all the time.

  • CHRIS GOLDEN March 25, 2021

    please add me

  • Rose Jackson March 25, 2021

    Please add me. I no longer have receipts but I’ve been eating those yardbirds for years now.

  • jenn Barret March 25, 2021

    Sorry, I’m confused.. Does this ALSO include Walmart rotisserie chickens from deli? If so, PLEASE ADD! We buy those as they say “no carbs” so they are “supposed” to be a “great treat” for my Hubby. My Twins ALSO love them(along w/ Wmart wedges!). Thanks! If not- please disregard..

  • Gracemarie Venticinque March 25, 2021

    Sign me up, I have been using these products for years.

  • John Strnad March 25, 2021

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  • David Hamilton March 25, 2021

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    • Caroline Hymoff March 25, 2021

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  • Tonya Pegel March 25, 2021

    Please add me. I have been buying Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride chicken for years. I believed it was better quality than the various store brands. I no longer have receipts, but I eat chicken or chicken products at least three times a week and have for many years.

  • Olivia Heath March 25, 2021

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  • Marie Karim March 25, 2021

    Add CD me please

  • Kathy Rhine March 25, 2021

    Please add me. I have been buying Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride chicken for years. I believed it was better quality than the various store brands. I no longer have receipts, but I eat chicken or chicken products at least three times a week and have for many years.

  • Steve Hemphill March 25, 2021

    Please add me to this class action against TYSON CHICKEN 🐔 case 1:16-cv-08637. Thanks !

  • Doncella jenkins March 25, 2021

    Please add me

  • Bruce Laviolette March 25, 2021

    I have purchased many over the years. Please add me.

  • Jim Bulkowski March 25, 2021

    add me

  • Reginald Gaines March 25, 2021

    Add Me Please

    • Adrienne E Detberner March 25, 2021

      add me

  • Arneather Gaines March 25, 2021

    Add Me

  • Luis Rodriguez March 25, 2021

    Please add me.

  • Yvonne Pullum March 25, 2021

    Add me, I have bought it for many years.

  • rosetta woodruff March 25, 2021

    add me

  • Samuil Packer March 25, 2021

    Please add me to the list

  • Denise Brown March 25, 2021

    Please include me I no longer have receipts.

  • Dora Founds March 25, 2021

    Please add me.
    No longer have receipts.

  • Barbara Evans March 24, 2021

    No receipts anymore but have purchased since the beginning. Please add me

  • Eric E Rawlings March 24, 2021

    Most of us won’t have POP. However, I have made several purchases.

  • Bonnie Willis March 23, 2021

    Please add me.

  • Patricia Clark March 23, 2021

    Please add me

  • Lisa Slater March 23, 2021

    Please add me. Although I have no receipts to backup the purchases. But I have purchased broiler chickens for holidays and family picnic gatherings annually.

  • jane ye March 23, 2021

    please add me

  • Becky Mullinax March 23, 2021

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  • Jim Hansen March 23, 2021

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  • susan Etts March 23, 2021

    You can add me. I’ve bought a lot but couldn’t give you dates and definitely wouldn’t have receipts anymore

  • James G Locke March 23, 2021

    I don’t keep receipts from that long ago, But I’ve purchased the Tyson Broiler chickens in the past. Please add me. Thank you.

  • Elizabeth Holloway March 23, 2021

    Please add me.

  • LaTonya Davidson March 23, 2021

    Please add me,I don’t keep receipts from that long ago, But I’ve purchased the Tyson Broiler chickens in the past

  • Rochelle Hamby March 23, 2021

    Please add me

  • Rebecca A Bobo March 23, 2021

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  • Murray Bender March 23, 2021

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  • Sandra Myers March 23, 2021

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