Winn-Dixie Loses Claims From Mushroom Price-Fixing Suit

By Nadia Dreid (April 8, 2019, 9:54 PM EDT) -- Southern supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo had antitrust claims shaved from their suit accusing mushroom farmers of plotting to fix the price of fresh Agaricus mushrooms by a Pennsylvania federal court Monday.

Winn-Dixie Inc. and its parent company, Bi-Lo Holdings Inc., can't pursue their claims based on Section 2 of the Sherman Act against any mushroom sellers other than the Eastern Mushroom Marketing Cooperative, and all its claims are limited to those before 2008, the court ruled.

"Moving defendants argue that the allegations in the amended complaint fail to state a claim against them. The court mostly disagrees," the opinion said....

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