If you purchased Tyson-branded chicken products labeled "Raised Without Antibiotics" or "Raised Without Antibiotics That Impact Antibiotic Resistance in Humans" between June 19, 2007 and April 30, 2009, you may be part of a class action settlement. As part of the settlement, you may be able to file a claim for cash or a coupon. In 2007 and 2008, Tyson sold chicken products with a label stating either "Raised Without Antibiotics" or "Raised Without Antibiotics That Impact Antibiotic Resistance in Humans." Plaintiffs say that Tyson's label was misleading. Tyson denies Plaintiffs' allegations and contends that its conduct was lawful.
What Does the Settlement Provide?
Under the terms of the proposed settlement, each class member who submits a valid claim may be entitled to cash or a coupon. Tyson will pay up to $5 million ($5,000,000) in cash and coupons for (i) valid claims submitted by Settlement Class members, (ii) notice to the Settlement Class, (iii) administrative costs of the settlement, and (iv) incentive awards to the Plaintiffs and Settlement Class members who provided deposition testimony, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $20,000 (”Settlement Fund”).
If your claim is valid and timely, you may receive a refund of your purchases up to a total aggregate amount of $10 per household without Adequate Proof of Purchase, or $50 per household with Adequate Proof of Purchase.