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US: Restaurant files chicken price fixing lawsuit

 |  January 30, 2019

Darden Restaurants, parent company of Olive Garden, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Longhorn Steakhouse, and more, has filed an antitrust suit in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging multiple poultry companies engaged in price fixing, according to court records.

The latest complaint was filed on January 25, 2019, against 34 different defendants including Tyson Foods, Fieldale Farms, Sanderson Farms, Koch, Pilgrim’s Pride, and others. Darden’s case alleges “illegal conspiracy which increased the prices of chicken sold in the United States,” according to court records.

The lawsuit also claims the companies shared price and product information provided by AgriStats to fix the Georgia Dock broiler price index, according to court documents.

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