Tomato Products Antitrust Suits Consolidated

Law360, New York (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has consolidated four putative class action suits over alleged anti-competitive conduct in the processed tomato market for pretrial purposes but deferred a decision on complete consolidation until more information is available, and held that a fifth case was distinct enough to make consolidation inappropriate.

Judge Morrison C. England Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California handed down an order on Wednesday granting in part and denying in part a Jan. 23 bid to consolidate the cases from Bruce...
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