Tyson Chicken Can't Duck Most Antitrust Suit Claims

Law360 (October 27, 2020, 10:16 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky federal judge on Tuesday denied Tyson Chicken summary judgment on most claims in a battle with chicken farmers accusing the company of flouting antitrust laws, ruling there is a dispute of material fact over whether Tyson is a monopsonist adversely affecting or likely to affect competition.

U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. wrote that both Tyson Chicken Inc. and the chicken farmers presented studies to the court reaching opposite conclusions about the company's impact on the local chicken market in Kentucky,

"Contrary to Tyson's assertions, there is evidence that supports that Tyson is a monopsony in the relevant...

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