'OPEC Of Potatoes' Hit With Price-Fixing Action

Law360, New York (June 18, 2010, 7:12 PM EDT) -- The United Potato Growers of America Inc. and a slew of other defendants ran afoul of the Sherman Act and pushed up potato prices by engaging in a scheme to fix and inflate prices for spuds, according to a putative class action suit filed Friday.

Produce wholesaler Brigiotta's Farmland Produce and Garden Center Inc. filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, seeking to represent a class made up of all U.S. direct purchasers of fresh and processed potatoes from the...
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