I always watch for class-action lawsuits that I can put my name on the list for, because even if it's $15, that's three beers bought for me for doing little to no work. Well, there's a new one that just about everyone in the country qualifies for.

NBC News Chicago reported that prosecutors in the Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation alleged that multiple big-name companies conspired together to control the price and supply of chicken, violating consumer antitrust laws that have been in place for over a century.

If you purchased chicken between January 1st, 2009 and December 31st, 2020 from the following companies, you could be eligible to receive some cash money from this lawsuit.

  • Pilgrim's Pride
  • Tyson Foods
  • Mar-Jac Poultry
  • George's
  • Fieldale Farms Corporations
  • Peco Foods

Whether you purchased fresh or frozen raw chicken in the form of whole, cut-up birds within a package or white meat parts can file a claim.

Meat that was marketed as halal, kosher, organic or free-range are not part of this suit.

To qualify, you must have purchased the chicken in one of the following states:

  • 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
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

"Over $180 million in settlements have been reached with the defendants in this litigation," Brent W. Johnson, co-lead counsel with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC told TODAY Food. "This represents significant recovery for consumers who were harmed by the defendants conspiring to raise the price of chicken in grocery stores and other retailers."

Just follow the link below, or call (877) 888-5428 by December 31st, 2022:

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