Alliance Loses Bid To Toss Suit Over Save-A-Lot

Law360, New York (July 31, 2009, 6:06 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a consolidated case accusing food broker Alliance Foods Inc. of helping Save-A-Lot Ltd. strong-arm its suppliers into switching their representation in an anti-competitive plot to capture commissions.

Magistrate Judge Thomas C. Mummert III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on Thursday refused Alliance's motion to dismiss the allegations by Halls Sales and Marketing Inc. and Sales Resource Inc.

The two companies are agents that represent food suppliers and producers looking to sell their products...
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