Potato Growers Face 2nd Suit Over Cartel Claims

Law360, New York (June 28, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT) -- A national potato growers association and food giants including General Mills Inc. and Dole Food Co. Inc. have been hit with a putative consumer class action accusing them of conspiring to hike prices for their potato products.

The complaint — filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California — seeks to recover damages for all consumers and companies in the state who indirectly bought either fresh potatoes or processed potato products from a bevy of farms during the past three years....
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