Pork Class Action Settlement, Claim Up to $200 with No Receipts!
If you purchased pork during the time frame indicated, you may be entitled to a payment. This alleged price fixing class action lawsuit is called In re Pork Antitrust Litigation (Indirect Purchaser Actions), Case No. 0:18-cv-01776 (D. Minn.) and is pending in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
How do I file a claim?
Head on over to the website, where you can learn more and file a claim.
What’s this settlement about?
Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs allege that Defendants and their co-conspirators conspired and combined to fix, raise, maintain, and stabilize the price of Pork products, as of January 1, 2009, with the intent and expected result of increasing prices of Pork products in the United States, in violation of federal and state consumer and antitrust laws.
The Defendants and co-conspirators named in Consumer Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs’ Second Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint are producers of Pork products in the United States, as well as Agri Stats, Inc. In this notice, “Defendants” refers to JBS USA Food Company, JBS USA Food Company Holdings, Clemens Food Group, LLC, The Clemens Family Corporation, Hormel Foods Corporation, Seaboard Foods LLC, Smithfield Foods, Inc., Triumph Foods, LLC, Tyson Foods, Inc., Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc., Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., and Agri Stats, Inc.
Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs have reached the Settlement with one Defendant, JBS, but the Indirect Purchasers’ case is proceeding against other Defendants. Those other Defendants may be subject to separate settlements, judgments, or class certification orders. If applicable, you will receive a separate notice regarding the progress of the litigation and any resolution of claims against other Defendants.
JBS has denied all allegations of wrongdoing in this lawsuit and would allege numerous defenses to Plaintiffs’ claims if the case against it were to proceed.
What Products are Included? Where were they sold?
- pork loins, shoulders, picnics, butts, ribs, bellies, hams, legs, backloins, tenderloins, backribs, boneless loins, boneless sirloins, riblets, chef’s prime, prime ribs, brisket, skirt, cushion, ground meats, sirloin tip roast, or hocks, bacon, sausage, lunch meats, further processed ham, and jerky products
Who is eligible for a refund?
All persons and entities who indirectly purchased Pork from any of the Defendants or any co-conspirator, or their respective subsidiaries or affiliates, for personal use in the United States from January 1, 2009, through April 2, 2021.
All class members are members of the nationwide class. Only class members in the following jurisdictions are eligible to recover money from the settlement funds: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia. These states allow for standing of indirect purchasers, the class alleged here. If you satisfy these criteria, then you are a member of the Settlement Class, subject to the exception listed in the answer to Question 6 below.
While this Settlement is only with JBS, the Settlement Class includes persons who purchased Pork products (as defined in the Settlement Agreement) from any of the Defendants or their co-conspirators. If you are a member of the Settlement Class and do not exclude yourself, you may be eligible to participate in (or exclude yourself from) any additional settlements which may arise with any other Defendants in the case.
Is a receipt required?
You do not need to provide any documentation at this time. However, the Settlement Administrator may ask for additional information or documentation to support your claim.
How much will I get back?
Unknown. If the settlement is approved, JBS will pay $20 Million to the settlement class. It is estimated between $20 – $200, however that has not been decided.
What’s the deadline to file a claim?
What is a class action lawsuit settlement?
For example, a class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there are more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. In other words, a plaintiff or plaintiffs file the case on behalf of many people who were affected by aren’t involved in the actual suit. For example, if you purchased an item that was later determined to be involved in a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation. If you’re included in the class or group of people affected, then you can file a claim to receive money, coupons or replacement products. But, each case is different, and each will specify who is included. In addition, class action lawsuits may require proof that you are part of the group of affected people. In this case, proof of purchase or other specified proof is needed. However, in some cases, no proof is required. In that case, you can file a claim without proving that you are part of the class of people affected. Of course, when you file a claim you are doing so under penalty of perjury. So, do not file if you do not qualify.
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