Egg Buyers Push 3rd Circ. On Strict Antitrust Standard

Law360 (March 26, 2020, 8:47 PM EDT) -- Egg buyers urged the Third Circuit during oral arguments Wednesday to upend a jury verdict finding a major producer of eggs did not carry out an illegal conspiracy to reduce supply, arguing that the jurors should not have been permitted to consider justifications for the scheme.

A class of direct purchasers is asking the Third Circuit to reverse a judgment entered against it following a June 2018 verdict from a Pennsylvania jury finding that while Rose Acre Farms participated in the alleged activity, the conduct was reasonable under the antitrust laws.

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