US Foods Antitrust Settlement

Settlement: In re U.S. Foodservice, Inc. Pricing Litigation, Case No. 3:07-md-1894

Settlement Fund: $297,000,000.00

Case Synopsis: Several class action lawsuits were filed in 2007 accusing USF of several claims including racketeering, breach of contract and price-fixing. These complaints were consolidated in the District of Connecticut in 2008. The Court’s approval for this case to proceed as a class action, was appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and then to the U.S. Supreme Court; the certification was upheld. 

Eligibility Requirements: Any company or individual in the United States that purchased products from US Foods pursuant to a cost-plus arrangement at any time during the class period and for which US Foods used a value-added service provider (“VASP”) to calculate the cost.