Winn-Dixie Asks Court Not To Kill Mushroom Price-Fix Suit

By Nadia Dreid (March 6, 2019, 6:54 PM EST) -- A mushroom-farming cooperative shouldn't be allowed to duck a suit accusing it of participating in a plot to fix the price of fresh Agaricus mushrooms, southern supermarket chains Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie told a Pennsylvania federal judge Tuesday.

Winn-Dixie Inc. and its parent company, Bi-Lo Holdings Inc., asked the court to schedule the matter for oral argument so they can make their cases in person.

"This is not a case where plaintiffs allege the defendants had mere opportunities to conspire through their attendance at trade association meetings. This is a case where defendants, who were competitors, formed a cooperative ... and used...

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