If you purchased chicken in the last decade, you could be entitled to some money back.
A $181 million settlement is pending in the Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, a class-action lawsuit that alleges price-fixing within the poultry industry.
The lawsuit claims the defendants and “their co-conspirators conspired to restrict the supply of, and fix, raise, and stabilize the price of chicken, as of January 1, 2009, in violation of federal and state consumer and antitrust laws.”
To be eligible to receive money, you need to have purchased fresh or frozen raw chicken between January 2009 and Dec. 31, 2020, and submit a claim form at Overchargedforchicken.com.
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and Tyson Foods, Inc. are among the chicken producers who have reached a settlement in the case. Other defendants in the suit include Perdue Foods, Sanderson Farms, Wayne Farms and Koch Foods.