California Dairies Dismissed From Milk Pricing Class Action

Law360, San Francisco (October 16, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Wednesday dismissed California Dairies Inc. from a class action accusing it and affiliate DairyAmerica Inc. of lowballing nonfat dry milk prices, but found that the plaintiffs adequately argued that DairyAmerica's alleged misreporting affected other dairy farmers' payments for raw milk.

U.S. District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii dismissed the bulk of the dairy farmers' class claims against DairyAmerica as well, finding their negligent interference, unjust enrichment and unfair business practice claims inadequate. He said, however, DairyAmerica remains on the hook for negligent...
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