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JBS USA Agrees To Settle Pork Price-Fixing Lawsuit for $20M

MINNEAPOLIS – JBS USA, a subsidiary of JBS S.A., agreed to pay $20 million to settle a consumer class- action lawsuit alleging the company conspired to fix prices for pork from at least 2009 to the present. However, the settlement, which requires the judge’s approval, does not cover claims made against the company by seven other plaintiffs that did not sign on to the agreement.

The settlement agreement states that JBS will pay $20 million into a settlement fund that will be used to compensate the consumer class and cover litigation fees and expenses, including the cost of notifying class members and administering the settlement.

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