Egg Cos. Beat Indirect Buyers' Federal Price-Fixing Claims

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 1:42 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge said Tuesday that price-fixing allegations brought by indirect purchasers against half a dozen egg producers were insufficient to sustain federal antitrust claims, but was not convinced that those producers and others should be released from state law claims.

U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter granted, without prejudice, four motions to dismiss Sherman Act claims against the egg producers embroiled in a multidistrict litigation brought by a group of indirect purchasers who argue that the producers participated in a conspiracy to reduce the...
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