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Second lawsuit against poultry giants alleges chicken price-fixing conspiracy

Second lawsuit against poultry giants alleges chicken price-fixing conspiracy

A second lawsuit has been filed against some of the nation’s largest poultry producers, alleging they have conspired to fix the price of broiler chickens for nearly a decade.

The complaint filed by Winn-Dixie Stores and its sister grocery, Bi-Lo Holdings, against Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms and Koch Foods comes two months after a federal judge refused to dismiss a similar lawsuit against the three companies.

In the suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Winn-Dixie Stores and Bi-Lo Holdings — based in Jacksonville, Fla. — allege that the poultry companies conspired to fix the price of chickens for nearly a decade, in part by “destroying” their own breeder hens and...

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