If you purchased Shell Eggs or Egg Products
produced in the United States directly from any
producer from January 1, 2000 through
December 19, 2014, you could be a Class Member
in a proposed class acton setlement.
This legal notice is to inform you of proposed Settlements between
Plaintiffs and Defendants NuCal Foods, Inc. (“NuCal”), Hillandale
Farms of Pa., Inc. (“Hillandale Pa.”), and Hillandale-Gettysburg, L.P.
(“Hillandale-Gettysburg”), reached in the class action lawsuit In re
Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 08-md-02002,
pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District
Who is included in the Setlements?
The Settlement “Classes” include all persons and entities in the United
States that purchased Shell Eggs and Egg Products in the United
States directly from any producer from January 1, 2000 through
December 19, 2014.
What is this case about?
Plaintiffs claim that Defendants conspired to limit the supply of Shell Eggs
and Egg Products, which raised the price of Shell Eggs and Egg Products
and, therefore, violated the Sherman Antitrust Act, a federal statute that
prohibits agreements that unreasonably restrain competition. The settling
Defendants deny all of Plaintiffs’ allegations.
What do the Setlements provide?
Under the Settlements, Plaintiffs will release all claims against NuCal,
Hillandale Pa., Hillandale-Gettysburg, Hillandale Farms East, Inc.,
and Hillandale Farms, Inc. In exchange, NuCal will pay $1,425,000,
and Hillandale Pa. and Hillandale-Gettysburg will collectively pay
$3,000,000, into a settlement fund for the beneft of the Classes.
Plaintiffs also will receive documents and information that Plaintiffs’
attorneys believe will aid in their analysis and prosecution of
What do I do now?
If you are a Class Member your legal rights are affected, and you now have
a choice to make.
Participate in the Settlements: No action is required to remain part of the
recent Settlements. If the Court grants fnal approval to the Settlements, they
will be binding upon you and all other Class Members. By remaining part
of the Settlements, you will give up any potential claims that you may have
against NuCal, Hillandale Pa., Hillandale-Gettysburg, Hillandale Farms
East, Inc., and Hillandale Farms, Inc., relating to the claims alleged in this
lawsuit. You may be eligible to receive a settlement payment at a future date.
Ask to be excluded: If you wish to exclude yourself from the recent
Settlements and wish to retain your rights to pursue your own lawsuit relating
to the claims alleged in this lawsuit, you must formally exclude yourself
from the Classes by sending a signed letter to the Claims Administrator
postmarked on or before May 22, 2015.
Object: You may notify the Court that you object to the recent Settlements
by mailing a statement of your objection(s) to the Court, Plaintiffs’ Counsel,
and Defense Counsel postmarked by May 22, 2015. Detailed instructions on
how to participate, opt out or object are on the settlement website.
Who represents you?
The Court appointed Steven A. Asher of Weinstein Kitchenoff & Asher
LLC; Michael D. Hausfeld of Hausfeld LLP; Stanley D. Bernstein of
Bernstein Liebhard LLP; and Stephen D. Susman of Susman Godfrey LLP
as Interim Co-Lead Class Counsel. You do not have to pay them or anyone
else to participate. You may hire your own lawyer at your own expense.
When will the Court decide whether to approve the Setlements?
At 10:00 a.m. on June 22, 2015, at the United States District Court, James
A. Byrne Federal Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106,
the Court will hold a hearing to determine the fairness and adequacy of the
recent Settlements, and consider any motion for an award of attorneys’ fees
and incentive awards and reimbursement of litigation costs. You may appear
at the hearing, but are not required to do so.
Please note that the Court may change the date and/or time of the
Fairness Hearing. Settlement Class Members are advised to check
www.eggproductssettlement.com for any updates.
How can I learn more?
This notice is only a summary. For more information, visit
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