High Court Skips Suit Over Antitrust Role In Packing Law

Law360, New York (January 24, 2011, 2:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to consider a fight between a poultry farmer and Tyson Farms Inc., passing up an opportunity to determine whether plaintiffs must show anti-competitive harm when bringing claims under the Packers and Stockyards Act.

In pushing for a writ of certiorari, 55 farming, ranching and consumer groups argued the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ignored the plain language and intent of the Packers and Stockyards Act by requiring farmers bringing claims under the statute to also show that...
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