Koch Poultry Company Agrees to Settle Class Action Lawsuit by Broiler Chicken Growers
Koch Foods, Inc. and Koch Meat Co., Inc. (doing business as Koch Poultry Co.) have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought against them by broiler chicken growers who allege that Koch unlawfully conspired to artificially reduce the amounts they paid to broiler chicken growers for Broiler Grow-Out Services. Koch denies that they did anything wrong and have asserted defenses to the claims against them. Koch will pay $15.5 million into a Settlement Fund to settle the class action antitrust, and PSA claims against them and to provide certain cooperation to plaintiffs in this litigation against the remaining defendants. You may be eligible to receive a payment if you reside in the U.S. or its territories and were paid by any defendant or any alleged co-conspirator to provide Broiler Grow-Out Services at any time between January 27, 2013, and December 31, 2019.