Antitrust Claim Still Ripe In Tomato Processor Suit

Law360, New York (November 18, 2010, 7:14 PM EST) -- A federal judge has sliced several claims from a suit accusing tomato-product makers and others of bribing their customers' purchasing agents in order to win contracts for the sale of their products, but has kept alive a key competition claim.

Judge Morrison C. England Jr. on Wednesday dismissed with leave to amend two California unfair competition claims and a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claim, but left in place a claim for Sherman Act violations, according to his order in the U.S. District Court for...
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