Egg Producers' Bid To Nix Price-Fixing Suit Rotten: Judge

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 8:14 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge refused Monday to dismiss a multidistrict litigation alleging a conspiracy to fix egg prices, saying Michael Foods Inc. and other egg producers sought to dismiss purported claims that did not accurately reflect direct purchaser plaintiffs' arguments.

U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter denied the defendants' motion to dismiss any claims that the egg producers engaged in a conspiracy specifically to raise the price of egg products, separate from an earlier alleged conspiracy to reduce the supply of shell eggs, saying the plaintiffs...
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