Federal Lawsuit Claims Chicken Producers Fix Wages, Benefits

September 4, 2019 William Thornton, AL.com

The suit was filed on behalf of three former workers from Arkansas, but seeks class-action status for hundreds of thousands more. Most of the chicken processing industry cited in the lawsuit is clustered in the South.

Lawsuit Says Oregon Group Falsely Advertises Dairy Products

August 22, 2019 Associated Press

The lawsuit was filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund against the Tillamook County Creamery Association in western Oregon, The Statesman Journal reported Monday.

Pork Producers Win Dismissal of Price-Fixing Lawsuits – U.S. Judge

August 9, 2019 Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed antitrust lawsuits accusing several U.S. pork companies of conspiring to limit supply in the $20 billion-a-year market, in order to inflate prices and their own profits at the expense of consumers and other purchasers.

Enviro Groups Have No Standing To Sue Sanderson Farms Over ‘100% Natural’ Ads – Judge

August 6, 2019 Jim Christie, Reuters

Poultry producer Sanderson Farms Inc won a court order on Wednesday dismissing a lawsuit by two advocacy groups that accused it of misleading consumers by advertising its chicken as “100% natural” despite tests that found antibiotics in the birds.

Judge Dismisses Whole Foods Overcharging Lawsuit

July 19, 2019 JEN CHUNG, Gothamist

Four years ago, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs revealed that Whole Foods stores had been ripping off customers by overcharging them for pre-packaged items. The investigation led to lawsuits alleging “deceptive practices, false advertising, unjust profits, breach of contract” with damages in the millions. Now, a U.S. District Court judge has sided with Whole Foods and tossed out the lawsuit.