It's Bonus Episode time -- we've got former NACDL president Barry Pollack discussing the chicken antitrust trials, which have garnered quite a bit of press because the original trial involved 10 defendants, which hung. Then the government decided to try it a second time against all 10 defendants even though the majority of jurors voted to acquit. After a second lengthy trial, the jury hung again as to all 10 defendants. The government announced it would try them a third time, which led the district judge in Denver to call in the head of the antitrust division to explain why that was the right thing to do. The government then dismissed as to 5 of the defendants but decided to try for a third time the 5 remaining individuals. That third trial starts next week (June 6, 2022). The head antitrust prosecutor has said a third trial is needed because he is not part of the "chickenshit club." Have a listen to Barry explain the twists and turns of these two very interesting criminal price-fixing trials on your favorite podcast platform -- all of which are available at our website here.
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