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Chick-fil-A Sues U.S. Chicken Producers for Poultry Price-Fixing

Dec. 6, 2020, 11:45 PM

Chick-fil-A, the largest U.S. chicken-restaurant chain, sued Tyson Foods Inc. and several other top American poultry producers, accusing them of illegally coordinating with one another to keep prices high.

The closely held Atlanta-based chain “purchased billions of dollars worth of broiler chicken” from defendants or co-conspirators “at prices that were artificially inflated,” according to the complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

Chick-fil-A is the latest to join in the years-long antitrust litigation accusing poultry companies of fixing prices beginning in 2008 and continuing for about a decade. Target Corp. filed also filed a lawsuit this month, ...

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