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Mushroom Farms To Settle Price-Fixing MDL Class Action

Law360 (February 14, 2018, 8:25 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday granted preliminary approval to two mushroom farms looking to pay a combined $375,000 to settle out of broader class-action multidistrict litigation accusing growers and sellers of the fungi of a price-fixing conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Berle M. Schiller preliminarily approved respective settlements between Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms Inc., Creekside Mushroom Ltd. and non-Western U.S. direct purchasers who bought Agaricus mushrooms between February 2001 and August 2005 from either a member of the Eastern Mushroom Marketing Cooperative or “co-conspirators.”

“To date, no party involved in this litigation has opposed either the proposed Kitchen Pride settlement or...

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