Tyson Foods Agrees to Pay $10.5 Million to Settle Washington AG’s Poultry Price-Fixing Suit

Tyson Foods, the country’s largest chicken producer, Tyson Chicken, Inc., Tyson Breeders, Inc., and Tyson Poultry, Inc. (“Tyson Defendants”) agreed to pay $10.5 million as a result of the State of Washington’s price-fixing lawsuit which accused the Tyson Defendants, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., Sanderson Farms, Inc., Perdue Farms, Inc., Foster Farms, LLC, and fifteen other poultry producers of engaging in illegal anticompetitive conduct to manipulate supply and pricing since at least 2008. The Tyson settlement is the third and largest resolution in the state’s antitrust lawsuit against broiler chicken producers. Claims against sixteen companies continue.