John Soules Foods, Inc., vs. Cargill, JBS, Swift Beef, National Beef Packing Company, & Tyson Foods, Inc.
John Soules Foods, Inc., a business located in Tyler, Texas, sued Cargill, JBS, Swift Beef, National Beef Packing Company, and Tyson Foods alleging illegal price-fixing via an agreement to artificially inflate the wholesale price of beef in the United States. Collectively the companies sued control up to 85% of the domestic cattle market. Plaintiff is seeking injunctive relief and treble damages.
[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "Nation’s Largest Meat Packers Face Yet Another Antitrust Lawsuit" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 153.]