Chicken Farmers Seek MDL for Antitrust Conspiracy Claims Against Tyson, Perdue, Others

  • Motion

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A motion has been filed seeking MDL coordination of two class actions filed on behalf of broiler chicken farmers who claim that companies such as Perdue and Tyson’s have engaged in a conspiracy to fix grower compensation below competitive levels.

The motion was filed March 8 with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and requests that the panel assign a federal judge in Oklahoma to oversee the consolidated docket for the two pending actions and any future claims that maybe transferred there.

The two pending class actions — one in Oklahoma and the other in North …


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