JPML Adds New Suits To Pork Price-Fixing MDL In Minn.

By Nadia Dreid (June 11, 2021, 10:44 PM EDT) -- Minnesota will be the pre-trial home of two more proposed class actions accusing pork suppliers of conspiring to hike up the price of the meat after the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered them transferred there from Texas.

"The District of Minnesota is the appropriate transferee district for this litigation. All parties agree on centralization in this district, either in the first instance or in the alternative," the panel said Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim will be charged with overseeing the MDL. He's the "logical choice," the panel decided, since he's been dealing with the price-fixing allegations for three years now...

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