Fishermen Accuse Pacific Seafood Of Monopoly

Law360, New York (June 23, 2010, 4:46 PM EDT) -- Two Oregon fisherman have filed a class action alleging Pacific Seafood Group, a large seafood processing company on the West Coast, has violated federal antitrust laws and obtained an illegal monopoly over Dungeness crab, groundfish, Pacific coldwater shrimp and Pacific whiting.

The suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, seeks both the breakup of Pacific Seafood through court-ordered divestiture and damages for fisherman, who are forced to sell their catches to Pacific Seafood at artificially low prices, according to the...
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