A Settlement has been reached in a class action antitrust lawsuit filed on behalf of Commercial and Institutional Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs with Defendants Tyson Foods, Inc., Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc., and the Hillshire Brands Company (“Tyson” or “Settling Defendants”). This Settlement only applies to Settling Defendants and does not dismiss claims against other Defendants in the case entitled Sandee’s Catering, et al. v. Agri Stats, Inc. et al., (Institutional Indirect Purchaser Actions), Case No. 1:20-cv-02295 (N.D. Ill.).

If approved by the Court, the Settlement will resolve a lawsuit over whether Tyson’s combined and conspired in restraint of trade, the purpose and effect of which was to suppress competition and to allow Tyson and other Turkey producers to charge supra-competitive prices for Turkey products from January 1, 2010, to January 1, 2017, in violation of federal and state laws. If approved, the Settlement will avoid litigation costs and risks to Commercial and Institutional Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs and Tyson and will release Tyson from liability to members of the Settlement Class.

The Settlement requires Tyson to pay $1,750,000. In addition to this monetary payment, Tyson has agreed to provide specified cooperation in the Commercial and Institutional Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs’ continued prosecution of the litigation. There will be no payments to the Settlement Class at this time. You will be notified later of an opportunity to file a claim.

The Court has not decided whether Tyson did anything wrong, and Tyson denies any wrongdoing.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Please read this website carefully.

Your Legal Rights and Options
Legal Rights: Deadline:
Exclude Yourself Get no Settlement benefits but keep any right to file your own lawsuit or be part of any other lawsuit against Tyson concerning the Released Claims. Postmarked by:
January 4, 2022
Object Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement. Postmarked by:
January 4, 2022
Attend a Hearing Ask to speak to the Court about the fairness of the Settlement. Notice of Appearance: Postmarked by:
January 4, 2022
Do Nothing You will remain part of the Settlement and you may participate in any monetary distribution, which may happen later. The Settlement will resolve your claims against Tyson, and you will give up your rights to sue Tyson about the Released Claims. You will be bound by the judgment.  

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained further on the FAQ page.