DOJ Squares Off Against Dean Foods In Merger Fight

Law360, New York (March 16, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is fighting a bid by Dean Foods Co. to get a key claim booted from the DOJ's antitrust lawsuit seeking to undo Dean's recent acquisition of two milk processing plants in Wisconsin.

The DOJ's claim that the acquisition is likely to adversely impact those who buy milk directly from processors in Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northeastern Illinois should be dismissed, Dean Foods has argued, contending that the claim is unfocused and fails to adequately define a relevant geographic...
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