The Court decided that, for settlement purposes, members of the Settlement Class are defined as:
All persons and entities who indirectly purchased fresh or frozen raw chicken (defined as whole birds
(with or without giblets), whole cut-up birds purchased within a package, or “white meat” parts including breasts and wings
(or cuts containing a combination of these), but excluding chicken that is marketed as halal, kosher, free range, or organic)
from Defendants or alleged co-conspirators for personal consumption, where the person or entity purchased in California, District
of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada,
New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island (after July 15, 2013), South Carolina, South Dakota,
Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin from January 1, 2009 (except for Rhode Island, which is from July 15, 2013), to July 31, 2019.
The Pilgrim’s Settlement covers claims for the period of January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2020. You are eligible to recover money if
you purchased whole chicken, chicken breasts, or wings while a resident of one of the following states: California, District of Columbia,
Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire,
New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin. These states allow
for standing of End-User Consumers, the class alleged here.
Governmental and public entities are not included in the Settlement Class and are not eligible Settlement Class members.
While these Settlements are only with Settling Defendants, the Settlement Class includes persons who purchased chicken products from any of the
Non-Settling Defendants or their alleged co-conspirators. If you are a member of the Settlement Class and do not exclude yourself, you may be eligible
to participate in (or exclude yourself from) any additional settlements which may arise with any other Non-Settling Defendants in the case.