S. Africa's High Court Lowers Class Bar In Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (July 2, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT) -- South Africa's highest court on Thursday overturned a ruling barring a bread distributor from bringing a class action against several food companies accused of price-fixing, ruling that the lower courts had set too high a bar for class certification.

The country's Constitutional Court ruled that an intermediate appellate court had erred in holding a case brought by a direct purchaser against Pioneer Foods (Pty) Ltd., Tiger Consumer Brands Ltd. and Premier Foods Ltd. to a different standard than a similar putative class action brought by consumers....
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