Fresh Milk Price-Fixing Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

To be a member of this class you must have purchased certain milks or dairy products since 2003 (including half & half, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt or cream) your purchase must have been made in one of the following states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

NOTE: eligibility requires that you must have purchased your dairy products from a retailer and not directly from the producer

Estimated Amount


The amount received will be based on the number of products claimed as well as the number of valid claims submitted

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Matthew Edwards v. National Milk Producers Federation,
Case No. 4:11-cv-04766-JSW
District Court for the Northern District of California

Case Summary

National Milk Producers Federation aka Cooperatives Working Together (CWT), Dairy Farmers of America Inc., Land O’Lakes Inc., Dairylea Cooperative Inc. and Agri-Mark Inc. agree to settle this lawsuit where they are accused of conspiring to fix the prices of certain dairy products

The evidence presented accuses the dairy farmers participating in the alleged antitrust conspiracy with CWT by engaging in the premature slaughtering of the dairy cows in their herds and, as of Apr. 1, 2009 by reducing herds they were able to maintaining higher product prices

The defendants deny the allegations but have decided to settle to avoid a trial

Settlement Pool





Fresh Milk Products Antitrust Litigation

P.O. Box 43430

Providence, RI 02940-3430