Dean Foods Sued Over Ill. Milk Market Squeeze

Law360, New York (May 17, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT) -- Fresh N' Pure Distributors Inc. hit Dean Foods Co. and a Wisconsin milk processor with an antitrust suit Tuesday, saying the companies breached a distribution contract when Dean bought the processor and are strangling competition in the northeastern Illinois milk market.

Illinois-based Fresh N' Pure says Dallas-based Dean's conduct before and after its April 2009 acquisition of Foremost Farms USA “had the effect of significantly reducing competition with Fresh N' Pure as a competing distributor and had the intended purpose of eliminating Fresh N' Pure as...
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