Ill. Judge Trims Claims In Turkey Price-Fixing Suit

Law360 (October 27, 2020, 6:51 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge has trimmed unjust enrichment claims and some state claims in a consolidated price-fixing lawsuit accusing turkey producers of illegally trading confidential information to curb supply of the birds and inflate prices.

U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Kendall on Monday tossed some claims in the proposed class action against the turkey titans — like Perdue and Tyson — but kept the federal antitrust claims intact. The judge axed the indirect purchasers' unjust enrichment claims with prejudice, because they failed to specifically state which laws they accused the companies of breaking.

"By failing to clearly state under which laws...

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