Older Claims Cut From Egg Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, New York (December 1, 2011, 1:01 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday limited the earliest date through which purchasers in a multidistrict litigation claiming a price-fixing conspiracy in the egg industry could allege damages, saying they hadn't sufficiently shown that the statute of limitations should be tolled.

U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter granted the egg industry players' motion to curb the start of the damages period to Sept. 24, 2004, four years prior to the first action in the MDL, saying the direct purchasers had failed to demonstrate that the hidden...
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