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MDL court finds chocolate cos. did not conspire to increase prices

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2014

A federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) court in Pennsylvania has determined that individual-purchaser plaintiffs and a direct-purchaser class

Single-serve coffee maker alleges unfair competition in market

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 14 2014

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. has filed an antitrust and unfair competition lawsuit against Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. and Keurig, Inc., alleging

Chobani prohibited from using “Greek” yogurt designation in U.K.

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Greece, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • January 31 2014

The England and Wales Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal filed by Chobani from a lower court's grant of permanent injunction barring the

Honey farmers bring RICO actions against importers

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2013

According to news sources, several U.S. beekeeping companies have filed lawsuits under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

MDL court certifies class of purchasers after full-blown Daubert analysis

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2012

A multidistrict litigation (MDL) court that is considering pre-trial matters in 91 consolidated antitrust lawsuits alleging that major chocolate manufacturers conspired to implement price increases from 2002 through 2007, has granted the direct-purchaser plaintiffs’ motion for class certification

Idaho court allows potato antitrust litigation to proceed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

A federal court in Idaho has denied all pending motions to dismiss in litigation brought by direct and indirect potato purchasers who allege that the defendants violated antitrust laws by agreeing to reduce the supply of potatoes in the United States to increase their price

Court dismisses remaining claims in milk antitrust litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 30 2012

A federal court in Tennessee has dismissed the two remaining claims in antitrust litigation filed by certain retail processed milk sellers against Dean Foods Co. and the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. In re: Se. Milk Antitrust Litig., No. 2:08-MD-1000 (U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Tenn., Greeneville Div., decided March 27, 2012) (ruling applies to Food Lion, LLC v. Dean Foods Co., No. 2:07-CV-188

D.C. district court refuses to certify class in antitrust suit against Whole Foods

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has denied a motion to certify a class of Los Angeles County Whole Foods shoppers alleging that the company’s 2007 merger with Wild Oats “substantially lessened competition” in violation of the Clayton Act, “created an unlawful monopoly” under the Sherman Act, and “constituted an unlawful agreement in restraint of trade” in violation of both acts

Insurers need not defend egg producer embroiled in antitrust litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2011

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that liability insurers of a major U.S. egg producer have no obligation to defend it in class action lawsuits alleging that the egg producer conspired with others to keep the price of eggs artificially high