First Impressions Salon, Inc., et al. v. National Milk Producers Federation, et al., Case No. 3:13-CV-00454-NJR-GCS
Welcome to the official website for the Butter and Cheese Class Action Lawsuit.
A $220 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit brought against National Milk Producers Federation, Agri-Mark, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., and Land O’Lakes, Inc. (collectively “Defendants”). The lawsuit claimed that an effort known as Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) operated a Herd Retirement Program that was a conspiracy to reduce milk output that violated the law. The Defendants deny doing anything wrong. The Court has not decided who is right.
The current lawsuit affects both businesses and individual consumers in the United States that purchased butter and/or cheese directly from one or more of the CWT members including the Defendants, during the period from December 6, 2008, to July 31, 2013.
A complete list of the CWT members can be found here. If you purchased cheese and/or butter directly from any of these sources, or their company stores, between December 6, 2008, to July 31, 2013, you are a Class Member.
No judge or jury has concluded that the Defendants did anything wrong. If you are a Class Member, however, you have a choice to make: