Chamber Backs Arbitration In Grocery Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 7:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce told the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday that a group of grocery stores should not be able to invalidate binding arbitration clauses simply because the stores filed their antitrust suit against Supervalu Inc. and C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. as a class action.

The powerful lobbying group asked the appeals court in an amicus brief to uphold a district court's decision to dismiss class price-fixing claims filed by four independent grocery stores against C&S and Supervalu. The lower judge said in July that...
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