Are you a customer of Smithfield or any other Pork manufacturing company? Did you receive a mail about a class action on the settlement to resolve claims that Smithfield worked with other pork manufacturers to raise and fix the price of pork products, causing consumers to be overcharged for pork? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement.
What Is Smithfield pork, indirect purchasers antitrust $75M Class Action Settlement?
Plaintiffs in the antitrust class action lawsuit claim a number of pork manufacturers violated federal law by working together to raise and fix the price of pork products. As a result of this conduct, indirect purchasers allegedly were overcharged for pork products at grocery stores and other retailers.
Smithfield agreed to a $75 million antitrust class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims it worked with other pork manufacturers to raise and fix the price of pork products, causing consumers to be overcharged for pork. The name of the case is In re: Pork Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 0:18-cv-01776-JRT-JFD, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
What Is This Class Action All About?
Smithfield hasn’t admitted any wrongdoing but agreed to resolve these claims with a $75 million class action settlement. JBS agreed to a similar settlement in which it will pay $20 million to resolve antitrust allegations.
Under the terms of the Smithfield settlement, class members may be able to receive a settlement payment in the future.
Because claims are still pending against other defendants in the case, funds from the Smithfield settlement will not be distributed until the claims are resolved.
Who Is Eligible?
The settlement benefits consumers who indirectly purchased pork products manufactured by JBS USA Food, Clemens Family, Hormel, Seaboard, Smithfield, Triumph, Tyson and Agri Stats between Jan. 1, 2009, and April 2, 2021.
How To Be Part of This Settlement
To receive settlement benefits, class members must submit a valid claim form by June 30, 2023. The deadline for exclusion and objection is Feb. 7, 2023. The settlement website is overchargedforpork.com.
What Is The Pay For This Settlement?
The pay for this settlement varies and the proof of purchase is not necessary.
As you submit your claim to the settlement website overchargedforpork.com, just like Connected Investors Robocalls class action settlement we have reviewed , you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for March 30, 2023.