Financial – Fresh Potatoes Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit

Potatoes Anti Trust Settlement

  • Obtain more information about the fresh potatoes anti trust lawsuit
  • The lawsuit revolves around claims of price-fixing in the potatoes industry
  • Class members claim the fix was in and consumers ended up paying more than they should have when purchasing potatoes
  • The lawsuit is entitled In re: Fresh and Process Potatoes Antitrust Litigation
  • This is case number MDL No. 2186, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, Eastern Division

It should be noted that class members in the Potatoes Anti Trust Settlement are defined as anyone who purchased fresh potatoes from Oct. 14, 2004 until April 10, 2015 in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont or Wisconsin.  The class members claim anti trust laws were violated when to reduce the defendants purposely reduced the supply of potatoes with the goal of raising the prices resulting in greater profits for the potatoes industry.

Fresh Potatoes Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit Quick Facts

  • The class action lawsuit hits just about every channel of the potatoes market to include potato growers, packers, processors and marketing industries
  • Cash payments will be made to eligible class members who file timely claims
  • Only one claim per household will be accepted in the Potatoes Anti Trust Settlement
  • The defendants deny any wrongdoing but have agreed to terms to avoid uncertain legal fees
  • A $5,500,000 SETTLEMENT FUND has been developed
  • The defendants will also but an end to their allegedly anticompetitive business practices
  • The fairness hearing in the Fresh and Process Potatoes Antitrust Litigation will take place on 12/3/15
  • All claim forms in the Potatoes lawsuit MUST be filed no later than October 16, 2015
  • Defendants include the likes of United Potato Growers of America Inc, Idahoan Foods LLC and Driscoll Potatoes Inc

Any questions about the case can be directed to or by phone to 1-866-888-1509.  Potatoes class members who opt to stay in the lawsuit will be represented by MILBERG LLP & GLANCY PRONGAY & MURRAY LLP.  The potatoes industry will think twice about setting prices after this million dollar lawsuit.