Dean Foods Seeks To Decertify Milk MDL Classes

Law360, New York (April 1, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Dean Foods Inc. asked a Tennessee federal judge on Thursday to decertify a pair of subclasses in a multidistrict antitrust litigation against the milk industry, saying that they can't adequately represent the interests of all the farmers involved.

The plaintiffs no longer have a class representative adequate to represent the interests of farmers who belong to Dairy Farmers of America Inc., Dean said in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

The evidence demonstrates that farmers who are DFA members and members of...
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