Four large chicken-processing companies have agreed to pay consumers to settle class-action lawsuits without admitting guilt.
Fieldale Farms is scheduled to pay $1.7 million, Peco Foods $1.9 million and George’s Farms $1.9 million, according to previous court filings.
Tyson Foods earlier agreed to pay $99 million and another $80 million to settle a similar class-action lawsuit filed by wholesalers. The others have not settled the similar wholesalers’ lawsuits against them.
Judge Thomas Durkin of the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois granted preliminary approval of end-user consumer plaintiffs’ lawsuit.