Giant Eagle, Grower Settle Mushroom Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Retail grocer Giant Eagle Inc. settled its antitrust claims against a Texas-based grower in Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday, halting a suit related to ongoing multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the mushroom industry.

U.S. District Judge Thomas O'Neill dismissed Giant Eagle's claims against Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms Inc. with prejudice in a brief order. Giant Eagle had targeted the grower for its role in alleged scheme to manipulate mushroom prices among growers, packagers and sellers who were members of the Eastern Mushroom Marketing Cooperative...
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