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The Alleged Conspiracy to Fix the Price of Chicken

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 1, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 17:18

If you bought chicken in the last ten years, you might be entitled to financial compensation. Some of the biggest poultry producers in the US, including Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods, have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over price-fixing allegations. There are a bunch of other lawsuits and criminal investigations afoot into this issue. What exactly has been going on? And does the Big Chicken conspiracy really exist? Peter Carstensen, an antitrust law expert and emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains. (Segment produced by Sydney Jezik)