Ranch Says Meat Co. Monopolizes Prime Cut Of Beef Market

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 6:45 PM EST) -- A meatpacker that sells cows used in the production of high-grade beef was sued Tuesday in Texas federal court by a cattle rancher that says the beef seller has established a monopoly for its products by enforcing contractual provisions that foreclose competition in the industry.

HeartBrand Beef Inc., which sells cows and meat of the sought-after Akaushi cattle breed, was sued by Bear Ranch LLC, which accused the company of forcing purchasers of its livestock to enter into contract agreements barring the ranchers from producing beef...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Bear Ranch, LLC v. Heartbrand Beef, Inc. et al


Case Number

6:12-cv-00014

Court

Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

410(Anti-Trust)

Judge

Judge Gregg Costa

Date Filed

March 6, 2012

Law Firms

Government Agencies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.