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DOJ opens series of antitrust workshops to consider concentration in agriculture sector
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

The Department of Justice (DOJ) was scheduled to begin a series of antitrust workshops March 12, 2010, in Iowa, to hear from agricultural interests about consolidation and competition in the industry


USDA and DOJ hold second workshop on competition issues
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) recently held the second workshop in a series dedicated to competition and regulatory issues in agriculture


Settlement announced in egg antitrust litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2010

A plaintiffs' firm has announced a $25 million partial settlement in an antitrust class action "brought on behalf of direct purchasers of shell eggs and egg products."


Whole Foods divestiture continues
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently took action on the divestiture of certain Whole Foods Market Inc


DOJ antitrust complaint against Dean Foods survives dismissal motion
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

A federal court in Wisconsin has reportedly denied the motion to dismiss filed by Dean Foods Co. in antitrust litigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the attorneys general of three states, challenging the company’s acquisition of a milk producer in 2009


Recent agreements to settle disputes: contaminated GE rice lawsuits, dairy pricing and false pet food ads
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

Bayer CropScience has agreed to pay up to $750 million to settle the claims of rice farmers who allege that the company’s genetically engineered (GE) rice contaminated their conventional crops and led to market losses when some countries closed their borders to U.S


Antitrust laws implicated when competing supermarkets agree to share revenues during labor dispute
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a divided en banc ruling, has determined that while an agreement between competitors to share revenues during a labor dispute is not immune from antitrust laws, the district court properly denied a challenge to an agreement between California supermarkets as a per se violation of the Sherman Act or on the basis of a “quick look” antitrust analysis; the Ninth Circuit found that a truncated or abbreviated review process is insufficient to determine whether this type of agreement has affected competition in the relevant market


DOJ settles antitrust claims against Dean foods
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2011

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement with Dean Foods Co. over antitrust concerns about its acquisition of the Foremost Farms USA Coop


MDL court releases several defendants from egg products antitrust litigation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2011

A federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) court has granted several motions to dismiss in consolidated actions alleging a conspiracy by egg producers and trade associations to restrict the domestic supply of eggs


Trade groups and dairy coops accused of slaughtering cows to keep milk prices high
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2011

According to a news source, two antitrust lawsuits were filed in a California federal court this week alleging that dairy trade groups and coops manipulated dairy prices between 2003 and 2010 under a program that slaughtered more than 500,000 cows