Dairy Co-Op Contends Antitrust Suit Is Baseless

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT) -- An Illinois dairy cooperative asked a federal judge on Wednesday to throw out an antitrust suit that claims the co-op violated the Sherman Act, arguing the suit was entirely baseless.

Prairie Farms Dairy Inc., which buys milk from local farmers then produces and distributes dairy products, claims the complaint brought by one of its subdistributors fails to adequately allege that Prairie Farms conspired with anyone else to stifle competition in the local dairy market.

The complaint, filed May 17 by P&M Distributors Inc., comes at a...
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