Dairy Groups Lose Bid To Ship Milk Antitrust Case To Calif.

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday refused to transfer to California a putative class action alleging that dairy producers conspired to raise milk prices, saying that keeping the case in Illinois would be more convenient for witnesses and move things along more quickly.

After weighing several factors — including the convenience of the parties and witnesses, and the speed with which the case would wind its way through court — U.S. District Judge G. Patrick Murphy declined to send the antitrust case to the northern district...
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