Supreme Court upholds judgment against OK Industries
The verdict against OK Industries stemmed from a 2002 class-action lawsuit filed by chicken growers in Muskogee, Okla., who claimed the company's contracts were anti-competitive and violated the federal Packer and Stockyards Act. An expert witness testified at the trial that the company's practices reduced production and payments to growers and that they would have earned $14.5 million more in a competitive market. The jury awarded the growers $21 million, but the judge reduced the award to $14.5 million.
Source: The Oklahoman