Beef (Direct) Antitrust Settlement
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Eligible Class Members: Any person or entity in the United States that has purchased beef DIRECTLY from a defendant during the class period.

Settlement Amount


Class Period

January 1, 2015 – February 10, 2022

Filing Deadline

March 4, 2024


Please see below.

*Only JBS USA has settled this case so far, which means that the Settlement amount could grow to be much larger as additional defendants settle.


  • Cargill, Inc/Cargill Meat Solutions/Cargill Protein
  • JBS Packerland, Inc./JBS SA/ JBS USA Food Company Holdings
  • National Beef Packing Company
  • Swift Beef Company
  • Tyson Foods, Inc./Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.

What is this settlement about?

The settlement alleges that the defendants violated federal antitrust laws by conspiring to constrain beef supplies in the US, thereby artificially inflating domestic beef prices paid by direct purchasers. One of many allegations is that the Defendants expressly agreed to reduce their cattle purchases and slaughter volumes with the purpose and effect of increasing their margins. The Defendants control about 85% of the US beef market.

Who is qualified in the Settlement?

Any person or business who purchased beef processed from Fed Cattle, for use or delivery in the US, directly from any of the listed Defendants or their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. Excluded is ground beef made from culled cows.

Who we are.

Class Action Refund is a leading third-party claims-filing company that offers full-service claims monitoring and management. We are not class counsel or a claims administrator. Founded in 2003, we have extensive experience managing various class member claims, specifically complex settlement recoveries in claims management, business administration, legal, technology, research, and finance.

How we can help.

Class Action Refund can help your company recover its portion of the Settlement by managing and optimizing all aspects of your claim, including claim filing, communications with the claims administrator, and audit responses. By organizing and handling all the forms and data associated with filing your claim, we will ensure that it meets all requirements and is submitted accurately. By utilizing Class Action Refund’s claims-filing service, your company will incur no upfront costs and recover the maximum amount due back to you.