Food industry giants brought a case over a decade ago... so this is not about consumers, sadly... but it should be.
The entire food industry seems to be conspiring in similar gouging ... right now. This does open the foor for similar lawsuits. I do hope that this HELPS the smaller egg producers and does not reflct on the. (The defendants were 4 giants in the egg industry)
An Illinois jury ruled this week that several major egg producers conspired to limit the U.S.'s supply of eggs in order to raise prices in a case stemming from a federal lawsuit originally filed 12 years ago.
The jury found that the egg suppliers exported eggs to reduce the overall supply in the domestic market, as well as limiting the number of chickens through means including cage space, early slaughter and flock reduction, court documents say.
There will likely be a huge payout... that the food industry will pass on to consumers in time for next Easter! (JK... /S)