News

Actions

Bought milk in the state of Michigan? You might be owed a refund

Web_Promo_Image_960x720.png
Posted at 8:31 AM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 08:31:05-05

If you bought milk or milk products in the State of Michigan over the past 14 years, you are owed a refund.

Michigan is one of 15 states along with the District of Columbia involved in a class action lawsuit against milk producers. The $52 million dollar settlement is over price-fixing. The lawsuit accuses dairy farmers are taking part in an antitrust conspiracy with the CWT in the premature slaughtering of dairy cows and by reducing herds, the milk producers were able to keep higher dairy product prices.

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

TO FILE A CLAIM:

Residents must live in one of the 15 states included in the lawsuit (Michigan is included). Consumers must have bought any milk product ( milk, cream cheese, cottage cheese, cream, yogurt etc) at any grocery store or retailer since 2003. No proof of purchase is needed.

The estimated refund per person is between $45-70. How much money you get back depends on how many people file claims. Claims must be submitted by January 31, 2017 in order to be eligible for the money. To file a claim: Go to http://www.boughtmilk.com

States included in the lawsuit are:

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