Pork Antitrust Litigation
On June 29, 2018, the antitrust team at Lockridge Grindal Nauen filed the first direct purchaser plaintiff antitrust class action on behalf of our client alleging anticompetitive conduct by pork producers. Our client and the class we intend to represent are direct purchasers of pork from 8 Defendants.
Plaintiffs allege that beginning in 2009, pork producers coordinated their efforts to artificially reduce the supply of pork for sale in the United States, knowing that those supply reductions would increase prices. Defendants coordinated their supply reductions by sharing confidential production information with one another through Agri Stats, an information sharing service. As a result, since 2009 pork prices have been artificially inflated.
Were you affected by the alleged pork conspiracy?
If you purchased pork between 2009 and today from any of the following companies or their subsidiaries, you may have overpaid: Clemens Food Group, Hormel Foods, Indiana Packers, JBS USA, Seaboard Foods, Smithfield Foods, Triumph Foods, and Tyson Foods.