$181 Million Settlement Means Americans in 24 States Who Bought Chicken Between 2009 and 2020 Could Be Eligible for Payout

What’s your cut going to be at the end of this? The dollar value of 2 chicken nuggets and a napkin. That’s what. 😂

WJ: Customers across the country who purchased poultry products between 2009 and 2020 could be eligible to receive money as part of a settlement arising from a class-action broiler chicken anti-trust lawsuit.

Those eligible to file a claim to the settlement money include “all persons and entities who indirectly purchased fresh or frozen raw chicken … from Defendants or alleged co-conspirators for personal consumption,” a notice from law firms Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC stated.

The “persons and entities” should have purchased the products in “California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island (after July 15, 2013), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin from January 1, 2009 (except for Rhode Island, which is from July 15, 2013), to July 31, 2019, and for Pilgrim’s from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2020.” more here

31 Comments on $181 Million Settlement Means Americans in 24 States Who Bought Chicken Between 2009 and 2020 Could Be Eligible for Payout

  1. Me thinks the attorney group will rake in around $80 million. After all, that’s what is really important ……………. to the attorneys!

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  2. $181 million to add to the prices of future chicken.
    The pig union will be up next, to raise the prices on pork.
    Just wait until the fruit, nuts, and veggies decide to sue.
    They have to drive hyperinflation somehow.

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  3. Never really understood the value of class action lawsuits from a consumer point of view.

    You’re never really compensated.

    I received a five dollar and something check one time in a class action suit

    I framed it. It was more valuable that way

    Somehow it disappeared about 10 years ago and I find that more disappointing than not having the amount on the check in my hands

    20 years ago I received a six dollar check for jury duty in Dallas. Kept that one too. Now I just assign it to some donation fund they have a checkbox for

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  4. I just passed on a class action against a company (Merick Medical) that I THINK I applied to for a job for many years ago. The shysters were claiming that I MAY have been gender discriminated against during the application process.
    I could have thrown it all in the trash, and let it die that way, but since they were nice enough to include a SASE, I lined out and scrawled “NO’, “RERMOVE ME”, and “SHYSTERS” on the form, and returned it. The letter said I would receive $175 (minus applicable stuff-taxes, fees, whatever) – which would have left me…..how much?

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  5. I was overcharged for chicken back then?
    Have you seen the price of wings lately?
    Where do I sign up for the next class action?

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  6. Add that to the .16 cents that crazy joe saved you for the 4th of July barbecue and you will be swimming in loose change!

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  7. @Dadof4 — Heh! You reminded me of when, in 1967, I was with some caving pals on a West Virginia road heading back home after a day and a half underground. We got stopped at a roadblock by state police and county fire fighters because there was a brush fire ahead. Did you know that in WV any able-bodied men can be drafted / dragooned / shanghaied into fire-fighting duty? We didn’t know, and we were “forced” (we didn’t make a fuss about it) into involuntary servitude. When we were all done five hours later, a fire marshal took our names and addresses, thanked us for our help, and let us get on our way.

    A few weeks later, I got an official check from the state of West Virginia for $1.25. Yep, 25¢ per hour as specified by statute. I still have that check somewhere…

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  8. @ Dadof4 SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 AT 5:00 PM

    I have a $11.73 tax refund check from Canada from 2014.

    It is in a drawer, but with Biden running things, I figure it will be worth about $450 U.S. in a year, so I’m glad I have it.

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  9. For years I told friends and family members to save their chicken receipts. Bet they aren’t rolling their eyes now.

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  10. 6 years ago I got $32,000 after attorneys fees as opposed to having done nothing for joining a multi-state class action so nothing ventured,nothing gained.

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  11. After the law firm gets their new retirement homes in the Hamptons, the mega thousands of plaintiffs can buy a chicken dinner

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  12. To be fair, Uncle Al, I’m pretty sure that was minimum wage at that time.

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    Anonymous SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 AT 5:59 PM
    @ Dadof4 SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 AT 5:00 PM

    I have a $11.73 tax refund check from Canada from 2014.

    It is in a drawer, but with Biden running things, I figure it will be worth about $450 U.S. in a year, so I’m glad I have it.
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    Take a close look at the check. It should have a specific expiration date on it, if not, no bank will cash it after one year anyway.

    Might as well frame that beauty. It’s a completely worthless paper otherwise.

    Part of my reason for keeping the small jury duty check was to throw off the accounting. Turns out the state has me listed for unclaimed monies from that now. lol Can’t win. They balanced their books without my cooperation.

    The real funny part is that someone I know found that out by accident and thought he was pointing me to some sizable lost funds.

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  13. @ Uncle Al. My bad, I was looking at the total of $1.25

    In ’73 Burger King paid me $1.60 an hour. Made more money mowing lawns. Only needed to mow two to best a full shift at BK

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  14. If you don’t cash their checks, most companies/government entities have a process to escheat the funds to the state as ‘unclaimed’ after a certain period.

    Come hell or high water, those books have to balance and escheatment balances them without you cashing the check.

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