The lawsuit claims that Defendants and their Co-Conspirators unlawfully agreed and conspired to monopolize, to fix prices at suppressed levels, and to eliminate competition for the marketing, sale, and purchase of raw Grade A milk in Federal Milk Market Orders 5 and 7 (“Southeast”). This includes Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and parts of Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. ​


You are a member of the Class if your farm produced Grade A milk within Orders 5 or 7 and sold that milk directly or through an agent to Defendants or alleged Co-Conspirators in Orders 5 and/or 7 any time from January 1, 2001 to the present.

Current Defendants
  • ​Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.​
  • ​Dairy Marketing Services, LLC​
  • Dean Foods Co.​
  • Gary Hanman
  • ​Gerald Bos
  • James Baird​
  • ​Mid-Am Capital LLC​
  • National Dairy Holdings LP​
  • Southern Marketing Agency, Inc.​
​Current Co-Conspirators
  • ​​Allen A. Meyer
  • Dairy.Com, Inc.
  • Gregg L. Engles
  • ​Herman Brubaker
  • Jay Bryant
  • ​Michael J. McCloskey
  • ​Pete Schenkel
  • ​Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
  • ​Robert W. Allen
  • The Kroger Co.
Partial Settlements: $145,000,000

Dean Foods has agreed to pay a total of $140 Million over four or five years into a fund that would be distributed to dairy farmers involved in the class action lawsuit.  Southern Marketing Agency and James Baird have agreed to pay an additional $5 million into a settlement fund.

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