Milberg, Reese Richman To Lead Tomato Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (November 10, 2009, 12:42 PM EST) -- Class action stalwart Milberg LLP and Manhattan-based boutique Reese Richman LLP have been selected as interim co-lead counsel to represent a group of indirect purchasers who claim tomato processors engaged in price-fixing in the multibillion-dollar U.S. market.

Judge Morrison C. England Jr.'s order, issued Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, noted that defendants Ingomar Packing Co. and Los Gatos Tomato Products did not oppose the motion, filed in October by first named plaintiff L'Ottavo Ristorante.

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