JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Dairy farmers in the state's Appalachian and Southeast regions may be eligible to share in a $145 million settlement reached in a class-action settlement.
The Clayton News Daily reports (http://bit.ly/HXQstI) class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Greenville, Tenn., accused dairy processors of price fixing and underpayments to dairy farmers in Georgia and 11 other states.
Those who are dairy farmers or were as far back as 2011, have until May 1 to file a claim. Mark Ellis of the Settlement Recovery Group, LLC, says farmers have a chance to receive an estimated $13,000 each. State agricultural officials say there are 770 dairy farmers still producing milk in east and northeast Georgia.
For additional claims information, call (800) 874-2297 or visit http://southeastdairyclass.com.
Copyright 2012 The AP.