Turkey Antitrust Litigation
On December 19, 2019, 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 turkey producers. Our client and the class we intend to represent are direct purchasers of turkey from 11 Defendants.
Plaintiffs allege that beginning in at latest 2010, turkey producers coordinated their efforts to artificially reduce the supply of turkey 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, from at least 2010 to 2017, turkey prices were artificially inflated.
Were you affected by the alleged turkey conspiracy?
If you purchased turkey between 2010 and 2017 from any of the following companies or their subsidiaries, you may have overpaid: Butterball, Cargill, Cooper Farms, Farbest Foods, Foster Farms, Hillshire, Hormel, House of Raeford Farms, Kraft Heinz, Perdue, and Tyson.