Milk class action lawsuit may mean refunds for MI residents

Milk class action lawsuit may mean refunds for MI residents

If you've purchased milk within the last 14 years in one of 15 states or D.C., you may be eligible for a cash payout of up to $70!

Wisconsin residents have until the end of the month to file their claim.

The amount a person ultimately receives will depend on the number of people claiming they are owed a piece of the settlement.

The lawsuit alleges a nationwide conspiracy by the milk producers "to limit the production of raw farm milk by prematurely slaughtering cows, in order to illegally increase the price of milk and other fresh milk products".

The program, the lawsuit alleged, drove up the price of milk and profits.

The milk refunds are part of a lawsuit settlement brought by the animal rights group, Compassion Over Killing.

In California, for instance, more fresh milk products are produced than in any other state.

The claims were against dairy lobbying group National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and industry cooperatives Dairy Farmers of America, Land O' Lakes, DairyLea Cooperative, and Agrimark.

MI is one of fifteen states named in the suit, which was filed against milk producers. You don't have to submit proof of purchase, but you are under penalty of perjury, of course.

The suit was settled in September, with the defendants agreeing to pay $52 million without admitting or denying wrongdoing.