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Salmon Price-Fixing Litigation Survives Dismissal

USA - April 20 2021 On March 26, 2021, Southern District of Florida District Court Judge Cecilia Altonaga denied a motion to dismiss an antitrust class action alleging a…

Black Franchisees Not Lovin’ It In Ongoing Dispute With McDonald’s Over System Practices

USA - February 22 2021 Washington v. McDonald’s USA, LLC, No. 4:21-cv-00367 (N.D. Ohio Feb. 16, 2021) — Herbert Washington, once one of McDonald’s largest Black franchisee…

Vanilla Product Labeling Suits Continue to Flounder in Federal Court

USA - February 19 2021 Federal courts continue to demonstrate lacking patience for nationwide product labeling class actions premised on purported label misstatements…

Policyholders Gain Momentum in COVID-19 Insurance Coverage Cases

USA - February 3 2021 As we anticipated back in May, there has been a significant increase in litigation relating to business interruption insurance coverage for losses…

Federal Court Denies Motions to Dismiss Turkey Price-Fixing Case

USA - October 28 2020 On Monday, Northern District of Illinois Judge Virginia M. Kendall denied three motions to dismiss a putative class action alleging that the nation’s…

Chicken Criminal Price-Fixing Case Heats Up

USA - October 26 2020 As the Bilzin Sumberg team previously reported in June 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted four executives from Pilgrim’s Pride and…

Egg Supplier Scrambling As Pandemic Price-Gouging Enforcement Heats Up

USA - August 28 2020 Earlier this month, the Attorney General’s Office of the State of New York filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against Hillandale Farms…

Putative Class Action Against TGI Friday’s Dismissed

USA - June 23 2020 On June 8, 2020, Judge Katherine Polk Failla in the Southern District of New York dismissed a putative class action against TGI Friday’s (“Friday’s”)…

Chicken Industry Executives Indicted for Criminal Price-Fixing and Bid Rigging

USA - June 5 2020 On June 3, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted executives from Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and Claxton Poultry Farms—two of the country’s…

Big Win For General Mills as Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Contaminated Cheerios Class Action

USA - May 28 2020 On May 20, 2020, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a proposed class action against General Mills for its alleged failure to disclose the…