Got milk? Milk producers shelling out millions due to price fixing scandal

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Major US Dairy Producers will be paying out $52,000,000 to settle a class action antitrust lawsuit against them about price-fixing.

Court documents show four major milk producers, who produce 70 percent of the nation’s milk, killed 500,000 cows to increase milk prices and reduce the milk supply.

It meant you were paying more for dairy products such as milk, sour cream, half and half, and yogurt.

“I just thought prices were going up in general for everything,” Terrie Myers said. “I pretty much bought all of that.”

There is a way to cash in if you bought milk. The website is boughtmilk.com. You can submit your claim there. You have until January 31st to sign up before the claim period ends.

Individuals may receive between $10 to $20, entities may receive between $280-$560.

Consumers who were/are residents of one of the following states may be entitled to payment from the milk price-fixing class action settlement: Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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