USDA Move May Spark Antitrust Issues For Packers

Law360, New York (July 13, 2010, 10:34 AM EDT) -- At the time this guest column was written, much of the world (with the possible exception of the United States, post-elimination) was focused on the World Cup. A number of missed calls have led FIFA, soccer’s governing body, to consider rewriting the rules going forward to allow for instant replay and to clarify certain previously ambiguous rules regarding penalties.

A bit less attention has been focused on the Packers and Stockyard Act, 7 U.S.C. § 181 et. seq., a law enacted to “comprehensively regulate packers, stockyards,...
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