9th Circ. Mulls Quick-Look In Grocery Profit-Sharing Suit

Law360, New York (March 22, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit held an en banc rehearing Tuesday to review whether a previous panel correctly applied so-called quick-look antitrust scrutiny to invalidate a profit-pooling agreement between California’s largest supermarkets during a period of mutual labor strife.

Eleven judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments stemming from a panel's 2-1 decision in August overturning a lower court's ruling that a so-called mutual strike assistance agreement between Safeway Inc., Ralphs Grocery Co., Albertsons Inc. and Vons Cos. Inc. did not...
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