Disputed $140M Settlement Goes Through In Milk Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge on Friday resolved allegations that Dean Foods Co. conspired to control the supply chain of milk in the Southeast, signing off on a $140 million class settlement that was previously derailed by an alleged conflict of interest.

U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer gave final approval to both the $140 million class action settlement with Dean Foods and a $5 million deal with co-defendants Southern Marketing Agency Inc. and milk producer manager James Baird, finding that the settlements provided a fair resolution...
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