Whole Foods Escapes Wild Oats Consumer Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT) -- A consumer on Friday abandoned claims that Whole Foods Market Inc.'s 2007 purchase of the Wild Oats grocery chain restrained competition in the natural and organic food market, after the D.C. Circuit refused to revive her bid for class status in the case.

Ekaterini Kottaras, who in 2008 accused Whole Foods of violating antitrust laws by using its dominant market position after the Wild Oats merger to charge higher prices to consumers, stipulated to a judgment in favor of Whole Foods in Washington federal court a...
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