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Keurig MDL Judge Finally Pours Out Antitrust Opinion

Law360 (April 24, 2019, 8:57 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday delivered a much-needed jolt to a yearslong multidistrict litigation against Keurig, finally spelling out the reasons in an unsealed opinion as to why the coffee appliance giant couldn't duck antitrust claims.

The parties have long known the basic outline of most of U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick’s conclusions tossing only the federal antitrust claims and some state law claims from indirect K-Cup buyers while refusing to toss any allegations from Keurig’s competitors and direct purchasers.

But the New York federal judge issued the opinion itself under seal April 3 and the unveiling spells out Broderick's...

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June 5, 2014

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