Cargill settles DOJ lawsuit to clear path for $4.5B chicken deal

Cargill settles DOJ lawsuit to clear path for $4.5B chicken deal

Cargill Inc. and other poultry operators agreed to settle a Department of Justice lawsuit filed Monday alleging the companies conspired to suppress wages for its processing plant workers. The DOJ filed the lawsuit, along with the settlement terms — or consent decree — Monday morning. The department’s antitrust investigation was triggered by Cargill’s and Continental …

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