A federal judge has approved the antitrust lawsuit settlement between chicken processor George's Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc. over the Tyson processing plant George's bought on May 7, according to reports.


Under the settlement, George's will make capital improvements to the Harrisonburg, Va., plant to increase the plant's processing capacity. The original lawsuit claimed that the deal to purchase the plant from Tyson would reduce competition in the area to the poultry industry's detriment.