Dean, Others Seek To Split Milk Producer Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 9:46 PM EDT) -- Dean Foods Co. and other milk producers on Monday sought to split multidistrict litigation in Tennessee accusing them of controlling and threatening dairy farmers' access to milk bottling plants in order to first settle the question of the geographic market at issue in the case.

The defendants argue in a motion to bifurcate that the relevant market is a threshold issue that could determine the standing of the plaintiffs' remaining claims, which are set to be heard in August. These claims include allegations that the defendants...
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