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Harrison Poultry Agrees to Pay $2.8 Million to Settle Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Harrison Poultry Inc. agreed to pay $2.8 million to a group of commercial and institutional indirect purchasers to resolve claims the company participated in a yearslong scheme to fix chicken prices. 

If approved, the agreement would be the eighth settlement the group of commercial and indirect purchasers obtained as part of its antitrust litigation, bringing its total amount of compensation to $107.69 million. 

Harrison Poultry also agreed to cooperate with the group of indirect purchasers in the ongoing litigation, which began in September 2016 and involves the nation’s largest broiler chicken producers.

The broiler chicken producers have been accused of working together to coordinate and limit the production of chicken to inflate its price, while, at the same time, sharing detailed information about prices, capacity and sales volume. 

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