Reddy Ice Packaged Ice Antitrust Litigation
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
Case Nos. 12-32349 and 12-32350
If you bought packaged ice indirectly (i.e. from a retailer) your rights could be affected by a Settlement. Please read the materials on this website carefully as your rights may be affected by proceedings in this litigation.
This website is for the Reddy Ice Settlement. Please visit the other settlement website for information about the Home City Ice Settlement.
A class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. It is called In re Packaged Ice Antitrust Litigation. The people who sued are called Plaintiffs, and the companies (manufacturers and distributors of packaged ice) they sued are called the Defendants. The lawsuit claims that the Defendants (Reddy Ice, Arctic Glacier and Home City Ice) conspired to fix and raise the prices of packaged ice. The Defendants deny that they did anything wrong. After the class action was filed, one of the Defendants, Reddy Ice, filed for bankruptcy. That bankruptcy proceeding was filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. Both the Plaintiffs and Reddy Ice have agreed to resolve this case by settlement to avoid the time, expense, and uncertainty associated with resolving this case by trial to jury. Because Reddy Ice is in bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Court had to pass on the Settlement with regard to Reddy Ice, as well as for the class. Reddy Ice asked that the Court approve its Plan of Reorganization as well as approve the Settlement of the claims in the class action pursuant to applicable Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. On May 18, 2012, the Court granted final approval of the Settlement with the Debtors and confirmed the Plan of Reorganization.
The Court has certified that everyone who fits the following description is a Class Member: All purchasers of packaged ice who purchased packaged ice in the continental United States indirectly from Reddy Ice Corporation, Arctic Glacier International Inc. or The Home City Ice Company or their parents or subsidiaries (including all predecessors thereof) at any time during the period from January 1, 2001 to March 6, 2008. Excluded from the Class are governmental entities, Reddy Ice Corporation, Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc., Arctic Glacier International Inc., Arctic Glacier Inc., Arctic Glacier Income Fund and The Home City Ice Company, their co-conspirators, and the releasees under the Plan of Reorganization.
NOTICE CONCERNING MOTION
Class Counsel has filed with the Bankruptcy Court a motion called Indirect Purchaser Class’ Motion To Reopen Case, For Approval Of An Allocation Plan, Advertisement And Claims Process And Authorization To Pay Expenses Associated With The Same And Distribution To Claimants (the “Motion”). The Motion asks the Court for, among other things, approval of (1) a plan to allocate the Reddy Ice Settlement Fund, (2) an advertisement to solicit claims for payment from the Reddy Ice Settlement Fund, (3) payment from the Reddy Ice Settlement Fund for expenses related to these items and other expenses, and (4) eventual distribution of the Reddy Ice Settlement Fund. Please read the Motion to see the details of what Class Counsel is asking the Court for permission to do and why. The Motion is available under Court Documents or by calling 866-621-4157 or from the Clerk of the Court whose address is listed below.
IF YOU HAVE NO OBJECTION TO THE MOTION, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING. If you have an objection that you want the Court to consider, it must be in writing and received before the close of business on March 5, 2017 by the Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court at Earle Cabell Federal Building, 1100 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75242; and by E. P. Keiffer, Esq., Coats Rose, 325 North St. Paul Street, Suite 4150, Dallas, TX 75201; and by Matthew S. Wild, Esq., Wild Law Group PLLC, 2590 Aaron Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27106.
If you have any questions, you may contact Class Counsel: Matthew S. Wild, Esq., Wild Law Group PLLC, 2590 Aaron Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27106, tel. (914) 630-7500.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
||You may no longer object to the Settlement.
Objections needed to be received by May 16, 2012.
| FINAL APPROVAL
||The Fairness Hearing was held on May 18, 2012.
On May 18, 2012, the Court granted final approval of the Settlement. You can see the Order on the Court Documents page of this website.
|CLAIM FORM FILING DEADLINE
||At this time, no claims process is in place.
You may register on the Registration page of this website if you would like to be notified if there is a claims process in the future.