Supreme Court Boots $25M Pilgrim's Pride Antitrust Row

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 4:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge of Pilgrim's Pride Corp.'s 2009 suspension of its Arkansas plant operations to boost poultry prices, leaving in place a Fifth Circuit decision that vacated a $25 million antitrust penalty against the chicken producer.

A coalition of chicken farmers had asked the high court to review the Fifth Circuit decision, but the justices declined to take up the petition, along with a bevy of other cases, on Monday, formally extinguishing a dispute that stretches back roughly...
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