Southeast Dairy Settlement


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.

Filing Deadline

May 1, 2012


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


Partial Settlements ($145 million)

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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