Judge Mulls Purchase Provision In $30M Dean Foods Deal

Law360, New York (April 18, 2011, 7:59 PM EDT) -- A Vermont federal judge indicated Friday that she may cut a controversial provision that would require Dean Foods Co. to purchase its milk from independent farmers as part of a $30 million settlement of a proposed antitrust class action.

Although Judge Christina Reiss said she was considering granting preliminary approval to the portion of the agreement ordering Dean Foods to pay $30 million to settle allegations that it monopolized distribution of milk in the Northeast in collaboration with Dairy Farmers of America Inc., she added during...
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