Law360 published Bill Dillon's article on the impact that the new Antitrust Division DPA policy will have on producers of poultry in light of the decision made in the Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation. Mr. Dillon describes changes to the DOJ’s Antitrust Enforcement, a new model of Antitrust AAG, and the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) crack down on United States poultry producers.
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DOJ Enforcement Insights From Poultry Price-Fixing Case
What is the practical impact of the DOJ's arrival to the kitchen in this case? Initially, it means that the heat has been turned up in the broiler market. Prior to the DOJ's entry into the kitchen, the poultry producer defendants had to contend with three major classes of plaintiffs and a host of diligent plaintiffs counsel.