NuCal Foods Escapes Vendors' Egg Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 11:19 AM EST) -- A band of food vendors, including Walgreen Co. and Safeway Inc., on Thursday abandoned their claims against California farming cooperative NuCal Foods Inc. for its alleged role in a long-running scheme to limit egg production and hike prices, leaving the companies' Pennsylvania multidistrict litigation with one less defendant.

U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter issued a brief order giving her approval to the stipulated dismissal of the price-fixing allegations against NuCal Foods one day after the parties had submitted it to the court.

"The court has...
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