MDL Panel Won't Join Milk Price-Fixing Suits

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 5:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday shot down another attempt by dairy producers to centralize suits alleging they colluded to drive up milk prices, saying there are too few cases to warrant combining them and the proposed classes do not overlap.

Land O'Lakes Inc., Agri-Mark Inc. and other major players in the dairy industry filed a motion in May asking the panel to combine the suits, which accuse them of paying off dairy farmers to cut production, into multidistrict litigation in California. Their request...
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