Dean Foods, Others Dodge Retailers' Milk Antitrust Class Action

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 6:16 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge overseeing antitrust multidistrict litigation over milk prices dismissed on Tuesday a putative class action brought by direct purchasers of Dean Foods Co., Dairy Farmers of America Inc. and others, finding they failed to establish the relevant geographical market.

U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer sided with Dean Foods and its alleged co-conspirators, who had argued that despite the plaintiffs' pleading that they were arguing a per se, horizontal violation of the Sherman Act, the case was in fact subject to the rule-of-reason...
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