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Tyson Foods, Perdue settling grower class action lawsuit

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Companies to pay a combined total of $35.75 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit.

Tyson Foods and Perdue Foods have each agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought against them by broiler chicken growers who allege that Tyson, Perdue and other companies unlawfully conspired to artificially reduce the amounts they paid to broiler chicken growers for broiler grow-out services. Tyson and Perdue deny that they did anything wrong and have asserted defenses to the claims against them.

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