National Milk Producers Federation – Butter & Cheese Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

You may be a Class Member if you are a U.S. resident who bought butter and/or cheese directly from one or more Members of the Defendant, Cooperatives Working Together, and/or their subsidiaries, between December 6, 2008 and July 31, 2013, and who did not opt out of the Class settlement in a timely manner.

Estimated Amount

Please visit the Settlement website’s FAQs, Item #11, for details on your eligibility and the various Settlement Benefits you may avail of as a Class Member.

Proof of Purchase


Claim Form

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Case Name

First Impressions Salon, Inc., et al. v. National Milk Producers Federation, et al.,
Case No. 3:13-CV-00454-NJR-GCS
United States District Court
for the Southern District of Illinois

Case Summary

The Defendant companies (Agri-Mark, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Land O’Lakes, Inc., and National Milk Producers Federation), between December 6, 2008 and July 31, 2013, are accused of having violated the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. §1, having teamed up and conspired to constrict raw farm milk production by way of untimely “herd retirements” demanding associated dairy farmers to withdraw all of the milking cows in their herds and, starting April 1, 2009, forfeit a 10% incentive payment if they desired to come back to the dairy farming business within a year. The Suit alleges that the primary objective and goal of this contract, combination, and conspiracy has been to eradicate competition, consequently reduce the number of dairy farmers in competition, and generate both short-term and long-term boosts in the prices of butter and cheese.

Settlement Pool


Claims Deadline



Butter and Cheese Class Action Administrator
P.O. Box 4290
Portland, OR 97208-4290


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